Antoine Bareil

Concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, member of the Quatuor Voxopuli, Antoine Bareil is justly portrayed as a charismatic musician by The Montreal Gazette. In 2001, an impressed jury unanimously awards Antoine Bareil le prix avec grande distinction du Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, along with his post graduate diploma. Having thus completed his studies at the Conservatoire de Trois-Rivières, the violinist sharpens his musical skills in Austria at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Soloist, he is invited by numerous orchestras, in Canada and abroad. His timeline of concerts in no less than fifteen countries, his collaboration with internationally acclaimed composers and musicians, are best remembered for his 2002 performance of Philip Glass’ works in the composer’s presence, his 2003 performance of the mythical Karlheinz Stockhausen Helicopter String Quartet along with the Stadler Quartet, and more recently his appearance in Poland as a special guest of the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. Composer and musical arranger, he has two short films and a dozen albums to his credit. Among the latter, the first of the three CDs recorded and produced with his former group Quartango wins the Juno Award 2015 for best instrumental album. Antoine Bareil performs on an 1840 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin and a François Nicolas Voirin bow, both graciously lent by Canimex inc. Drummondville (Qc) Canada.

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