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A unique ensemble in Quebec’s musical landscape, Pentaèdre explores and introduces the public to a varied and original chamber music repertoire from the great tradition of music for winds. Founded in 1985, the ensemble currently comprises five talented performers whose technique and precision are unanimously acclaimed: Ariane Brisson (flute), Élise Poulin (oboe), Martin Carpentier (clarinet), Louis-Philippe Marsolais (horn) and Mathieu Lussier (bassoon).

Over the years, Pentaèdre has collaborated with renowned performers including tenor Christoph Prégardien, soprano Karina Gauvin and pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin. The ensemble has also teamed up with celebrated chamber music ensembles such as the Penderecki String Quartet, Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, and has performed widely in Canada, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

Pentaèdre’s fifteen recordings to date include Normand Forget’s chamber version of Schubert’s Winterreise, which won an Opus Prize in 2008, and some transcriptions of Mozart’s string quartets dedicated to Haydn (2019). To these accolades are added excellent reviews of the ensemble’s original performances of L’amour est un opéra muet and A Chair in Love, as well as an Opus Prize in 2002 for Concert of the Year – New, Contemporary and Electroacoustic Music. In 2017, pursuing its commitment to developing and disseminating repertoire for wind quintet, Pentaèdre instituted the Fonds Normand-Forget, whose mission is to support the premiering of new works from here and abroad.

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