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Friday, June 20, 2014

Maxim Antoshin named Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society

OTTAWA, ON (June 18, 2014) – Maxim Antoshin has been named Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Mr. Antoshin replaces outgoing OCMS Executive Director Glenn Hodgins. He starts his new role on September 2 and will attend this year’s Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, from July 24 to August 7, in his official capacity.

Mr. Antoshin comes to the OCMS from the Regina Symphony Orchestra, where he had served as Executive Director since 2011. While at RSO, Mr. Antoshin oversaw the financial turnaround of the Orchestra by doubling individual giving and increasing sponsorships and government support. He also founded a hugely popular eight-program RSO Education and Outreach Fund; negotiated an unprecedented five-year agreement between management and musicians; and organized a high-profile command performance for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during the 2012 Royal Tour.

Prior to his tenure at RSO, Mr. Antoshin was a Development Officer for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and one of ten fellows in the John F. Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute in Washington, DC. Originally a professional bassoonist, Mr. Antoshin received his musical training in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has been active in the arts since he was 15.

QUOTES
Maxim Antoshin: “What can be more exciting than to work with a creative Artistic Director, a dedicated team, and a supportive board? I am looking forward to becoming part of this organization and its family of supporters. Together, we'll do great things.”

Ted Mann, Chair, OCMS Board of Directors: “We are eagerly awaiting Maxim’s arrival so we can begin to work with him. His passion for music and for the OCMS is infectious. His background as a musician, his management experience, his dedication to the arts, and his intuitive understanding of our organization and its needs have made him the ideal candidate to help us move forward. We can’t wait for him to get here!”

Roman Borys, Artistic Director, OCMS: "Maxim Antoshin's arrival in Ottawa will signal the beginning of an exciting new phase in the ongoing evolution of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. His passion for the chamber music experience is palpable; his list of organizational triumphs truly impressive. Under his leadership, I'm confident that our Society will find new ways to deepen its connection with the community and increase its capacity to engage and enthrall audiences and artists from all over the world."
About the Ottawa Chamber Music Society
Founded in 1994, Ottawa Chamber Music Society is one of the world's leading international presenters of classical music. OCMS is dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest possible artistic standard. OCMS is the only cultural organization to win the prestigious Lieutenant’s Governor’s Award for the Arts seven times in a row. Its Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Chamberfest) is a Festivals and Events Ontario “Festival of Distinction” and a 2012 finalist for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

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