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Spotlight on Marie Nadeau-Tremblay

MUSIC FOR A WHILE : Marie Nadeau Nadeau-Tremblay, violin ATMA chats with musicians about their lives in the time of coronavirus. Part of our ongoing series of interviews with musicians during the pandemic: a conversation with violinist and artistic director of Les Barocudas, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay. Recipient of numerous awards and scholarships from McGill University, and […]

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Spotlight on Marina Thibeault

MUSIC FOR A WHILE : Marina Thibeault, viola ATMA chats with musicians about their lives in the time of coronavirus. Part of our ongoing series of interviews with musicians during the pandemic: a conversation with violist Marina Thibeault. Celebrated for her “deep rich sound, exceptional virtuosity, and enthusiasm,” she travels the world as a sought-after […]

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Spotlight on David Jacques

Music For A While with David Jacques: ATMA chats with musicians about their lives in the time of coronavirus. Part of our ongoing series of interviews with musicians during the pandemic: a conversation with guitarist and lutenist David Jacques. 14 Histoires de guitares (14 Guitars), his latest recording for ATMA Classique, was released in January […]

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Spotlight on Lisette Canton

Music For A While with Lisette Canton: ATMA chats with musicians about their lives in the time of coronavirus. Part of our ongoing series of interviews with musicians during the pandemic: a conversation with choral conductor and artistic director of the Ottawa Bach Choir, Lisette Canton. The choir’s most recent ATMA recording Handel, Bach et […]

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Spotlight on Mathieu Lussier

Music in lockdown: musicians talk about life during the COVID-19 pandemic Mathieu Lussier 1. What was your last live public performance before the lockdown began? On March 12, my wonderful friends and colleagues in Pentaèdre and I gave a concert with Les Violons du Roy at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City. We were the […]

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Music for a while, Karina Gauvin

Music For A While: musicians talk about their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. Musicians are particularly affected while concert halls remain shuttered and live audiences are replaced with virtual ones. In light of this evolving reality, we are launching a new series of short […]

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David Jacques Q & A

Guitarist and lutenist David Jacques has a Ph.D. in early music performance from the Université de Montréal. He studied classical guitar at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Université Laval, and the Conservatoire de musique de Québec. His discography consists of 50-plus recordings on the XXI-21, ATMA, Oz, and Analekta labels, several of which have been nominated […]

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ATMA CLASSIQUE Q&A with Marina Thibeault

Violist Marina Thibeault holds numerous honours and distinctions, including prizes from the Père-Lindsay Foundation, “Révélation Radio-Canada”, and the Sylva Gelber Foun¬dation. In 2015 she won first prize in the string category of Prix d’Europe and the McGill Concerto Competition. ELLES, Marina’s second recording for ATMA Classique, features repertoire for solo viola and viola and piano […]

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Frank Horvat Q & A

One of the most inventive songwriters to come out of the contemporary scene in Canada, Frank Horvat is an award-winning composer whose music explores a wide array of themes — from love to social justice issues. Horvat’s debut ATMA recording, For Those Who Died Trying, features the world premiere recording of his composition The Thailand […]