Two ATMA Classique recordings won Opus Awards yesterday at the 24th Opus Gala of the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM). Badinages with gambist Mélisande Corriveau and harpsichordist Eric Milnes won best album of the year in the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque category, while the Molinari Quartet won for album of the year in the Modern, Contemporary Music category for its recording of the complete string quartets of Henryk Górecki.
The Opus Prize for new artist of the Year was awarded to flutist Ariane Brisson, who has made several recordings for ATMA Classique, both as a member of the Pentaèdre Ensemble and as soloist for a flute and piano album to be recorded next May and scheduled for release in the fall of 2021.
ATMA Classique is also delighted to congratulate Arion Baroque Orchestre for its Opus Prize for Concert of the Year in the category Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque Music, with flutist Vincent Lauzer and Mathieu Lussier conducting the Orchestra. Two works from the program are featured on Telemann: Concertos and Ouverture (ACD2 2789), ATMA’s most recent project with Arion.
The Opus virtual awards ceremony took place on Sunday February 7 at Salle Bourgie at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The gala celebrated 26 winners whose 2019-2020 musical projects took place before and during the pandemic.