M usic that heals

This first gathering between I Musici and its new conductor, Jean-François Rivest, offers you a unique experience, a true healing journey. First, Julie Triquet, our solo violin, with the help of Fratres and its soaring and meditative aura, will know how to stop the passing of time. The powerful Chostakovich’s Quartet, with its autobiographical dimension and its dedication to the victims of the Holocaust, will move you to the depths of your being. This music brings empathy, and above all, humanity. Next will come Mozart’s sublime Quartet in D minor … like a balm, a breath of fresh air, beauty and tenderness … No other composer can allow us to aspire to a so deep rebirth!

Thursday May 13 2021, 2:00 PM

With public at Pierre-Mercure auditorium May 13, 2:00 PM

Webcast form May 20 to May 30 with voluntary contribution


Pärt, Arvo (1977)
Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion

Julie Triquet, violin


Chostakovitch, Dimitri (1960)
Chamber symphony op. 110a

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

Mozart, W.A. (1783)
Quartet in D minor, K. 421
Adapted for string orchestra by : Jean-François Rivest

  • Allegro moderato
  • Andante
  • Menuetto : Allegretto
  • Allegretto ma non troppo

Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela.
Amélie Benoit Bastien plays Nicolas Vuillaume 1850 violin and a bow by Sartory generously loaned by CANIMEX.
Annie Guénette plays a Joseph Gagliano 1768 violin and a bow by Lamy generously loaned by CANIMEX.
Tim Halliday plays a Mira Gruszowand Gideon Baumblatt’s Kolia cello (2014), generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela


Julie Triquet

Solo violin


Julie Triquet began her violin studies at the tender age of three under Claude Létourneau. She went on to study at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and has since received three annual professional development grants from the Canada Council for the Arts to study under David Cerone and Aaron Rosand at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, Julie Triquet received the coveted Sylva-Gelber Music Foundation Award presented by the Canada Council for the Arts. In 1982, Julie won first prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition. This award paved the way for subsequent appearances with the best orchestras in Quebec, with which Julie distinguished herself as a soloist. Further recognition of her exceptional talent and passion for chamber music came in 1988, when Julie was named first violin with the Arthur-Leblanc Quartet, then in residence at the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick. From 1993 to 1998, Julie served as co-solo violin with Les Violons du Roy of Québec City. In September 2012, she was appointed solo violin with the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal. Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1786 violin generously loaded by Mr. David B. Sela.