Jeunes Virtuoses of Montreal
"Beethoven & Schubert according to Mahler" 

A world premiere of an original concert-theatre production featuring a text written by Gregory Hlady, offering an intimate view into the lives of composer Gustav Mahler and his wife Alma Schindler—and a unique musical programme featuring two works for string quartet by Schubert and Beethoven, later arranged by Mahler for chamber orchestra:

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - String Quartet in F Minor, “Serioso” Op. 95 (arr. Mahler)

 

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) - String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden” D 810 (arr. Mahler)

 

Performed by the Jeunes Virtuoses of Montreal, a large ensemble made up of some of the finest young string players of Canada—with a number of distinguished guest artists:

Laurence Dauphinais, Gregory Hlady, actors

Andrew Wan, Joshua Peters, violin

Barry Shiffman, viola

Denis Brott, cello

Eric Chappel, bass

Denis Brott | Kol Nidrei

Video Projects with the Montreal Chamber Music Festival

Hear and watch 16 of Quebec's finest young virtuosi playing on some of the world's great string instruments all from the collection of Roger Dubois (Canimex) and in homage to his generosity. Hosted by cellist and Artistic Director Denis Brott, these 5 one-hour long videos produced by the Montreal Chamber Music Festival present performances of some of the greatest chamber music of all time and include behind-the-scene interviews with some of the performers - an experience not to be missed!

Tchaïkovski, je vous aime

« Tchaïkovski, je vous aime » pays tribute to the life of Quebec’s legendary actor and playwright Albert Millaire (1935-2018) through the performance of Millaire’s unique script commissioned by the Festival in 2011. This re-enactment of Tchaikovsky’s intimate letters with his patron Nadezhda von Meck is a superb synthesis of words and music performed in French and English by four extraordinary Quebec actors. And, in what has become a Festival tradition, this concert highlights the winners of the 2018 Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition, led by the outstanding Canadian violinist Martin Beaver.  Recorded on June 16, 2019 at Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.