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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 […]

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Q&A with MATHIEU LUSSIER

Q&A with MATHIEU LUSSIER Conductor, composer, and bassoonist Mathieu Lussier is a versatile musician with a commanding grasp of early repertoire. He is increasingly in demand as a guest conductor, having recently made his conducting debuts with several orchestras including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Appointed Associate Conductor of Les Violons du Roy in 2014, Lussier […]

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20 Questions for Marie-Eve Munger

  Pre-performance ritual: A little yoga … and I always do a little dance before going on stage! My age at first musical awakening: 5, in my mother’s choir. Hobby not related to music: Knitting, yoga, the outdoors, and neuroscience. Thing about me that would surprise people: I would really like to have been a […]

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20 Questions for Vincent Boucher

Pre-concert ritual: Since organ concerts are always in different places and on different instruments, I follow a very simple and traditional routine. Lots of rest on the morning of the concert, of course. No more than 90 minutes of warm-up and practice. Lots of carbs (pasta, chocolate, etc.) since an organ recital requires significant physical […]

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20 questions for Fandango’s Simon Rivet

Le Quatuor Fandango: de gauche à droite, J. Geisterfer, R.-A. Martinez-Lissow, T.-E. Hinse-Paré, S. Rivet   Pre-performance ritual: Nothing special, just the usual routine of an alert guitarist: filing nails, tuning, finger exercises, followed by 10 minutes of meditation before the performance. My age at first musical awakening: I grew up in a musical family, […]

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20 Questions for Catherine Perrin

Pre-performance ritual: Bananas, dark chocolate, and green tea. My age at first musical awakening: I was 12, and it was with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade that I fell in love. Hobby not related to music: Wild flowers and trees. Thing about me that would surprise people: I’m very clumsy. (I can knock myself out throwing a Frisbee!) […]

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20 Questions for Janina Fialkowska

To celebrate ATMA’s 20th anniversary, we will be asking artists featured in upcoming releases to answer 20 Questions about their lives, their passions and their music-making. Our first Q&A features pianist Janina Fialkowska, whose new recording of the complete Chopin Mazurkas will be released on September 9, 2014. 20 Questions for Janina Fialkowska Pre-performance ritual: […]

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Q & A with Johanne Goyette

On the occasion of ATMA Classique’s 20th anniversary, we thought it would be a great opportunity to speak with president Johanne Goyette. Since founding ATMA Classique in 1994, Johanne divides her time between record producing, managing the company, and artistic planning. The hallmark of the ATMA brand is her distinctive flair and production style. We […]