Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon

Hailed by CBC as one of the “30 hot classical musicians under 30”, 24-year-old pianist Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon stands out with his fervor, his profound musical interpretations and his wide colour palette. Winner of the prestigious Prix d’Europe 2019 and of the Canadian Music Center Prize, laureate of the Stepping Stone (Canadian Music Competition), he regularly […]

Canadian violinist Marie Bégin has performed in recitals in Canada, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and China. She was a soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and the Agora Symphony Orchestra, among others. She is frequently invited to perform with […]

Matthew Larkin

Matthew Larkin was born in Oxford, England, and came to Canada shortly before his sixth birthday. He was educated at Lord Strathcona School in Kingston, Ontario, and received his early musical training as a chorister at St. George’s Cathedral, later serving as assistant organist. He attended the University of Toronto as organ scholar of Trinity […]

Linda Pearse

Baroque trombonist and emergent musicologist Linda Pearse is an Associate Professor of Music at Mount Allison University and lectures on Early Trombones at the Historical Performance Institute at Indiana University Bloomington and at McGill University. Recent performances include concerts with La Rose des Vents, The Toronto Consort, Tafelmusik, Pacific MusicWorks, and with Early Music Vancouver […]

¡Sacabuche! Ensemble

In 2021, ¡Sacabuche! marks 15 years engaging audiences with performances of beautiful and lesser-known repertoire for Baroque trombones, strings, lute, organ, and voice. Directed by Canadian bass Baroque trombonist Linda Pearse, ¡Sacabuche! is noted for its dedication to creative and appealing interpretations of early Baroque and late Renaissance masterpieces and for its willingness to explore […]

Choir of the Church St. Andrew and St. Paul

The Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul is one of Canada’s most advanced liturgical choral ensembles. The 45-voice choir includes professional and advanced amateur choristers from the greater Montreal area. In addition to providing music for the church’s regular worship services, it also presents concerts and choral services throughout the year, […]

Jean-Sébastien Vallée

Canadian-American conductor Jean-Sebastien Vallee is an internationally recognized conductor, scholar, and pedagogue. Dr. Vallée is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Coordinator of the Ensembles & Conducting Area at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montréal. In addition, Maestro Vallée is Director of the renowned Choir of the church […]

Xavier Fortin

Orchestral musician, chamber musician and soloist on the occasion, Xavier Fortin work actively as a horn player on the Montreal and Quebec musical scene. His career has led him to perform through a vast repertoire ranging from early music to new music. In addition to his positions with the symphony orchestras of Sherbrooke and Laval, […]

Louis-Pierre Bergeron

Louis-Pierre Bergeron is a well-established horn player on the Canadian scene. Before joining the National Arts Centre Orchestra as their 4th horn, he was 3rd horn in Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, 2nd horn in Orchestre Métropolitain, and solo-horn in Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières. Equally at ease in pop/jazz and in early music performance practice, Louis-Pierre […]

Simon Bourget

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Moncton, where he studied with David Parker, Simon Bourget completed in 2012 a master’s degree at McGill University with Jean Gaudreault and a specialized graduate degree (DESS) at the University of Montreal with Louis-Philippe Marsolais in 2013. Simon Bourget has been second horn with […]