O ne of Argentina’s greatest composers, Astor Piazzolla, was born on March 11, 1921. A century later, I Musici pays homage to the man who gave tango a place of nobility. Brilliant young conductor Nicolas Ellis (Révélation Radio-Canada classique 2018-19) shares the stage with multitalented Jonathan Goldman, an award-winning bandoneonist, musicologist and specialist of Piazzolla’s fiery, passionate music.

Friday March 19 2021, 4pm

Webcast live

Webcast live and replay of the concert at St. Jax Church in Montreal from March 19 at 8:30 p.m. to Friday, March 26, at midnight.


Ticket price : 20$ taxes included

Update COVID-19 – October 2020 
With the health of our musicians and our audience at heart, and according to the current restrictions issued by Public Health, tickets on sale for St. Jax Church are only available for webcasting at this time.


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Fuga y misterio, arrangement Jose Bragato


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Five Tango Sensations

    1. Asleep
    2. Loving
    3. Anxiety
    4. Despertar
    5. Fear


Osvaldo Golijov (né en 1960)

Last Round

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Primavera Porteno

Julie Triquet, violon


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

La Muerte del ángel, arrangement J. Goldman


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Adios Nonino, arrangement J.Goldman

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.


Nicolas Ellis

Guest conductor


Nicolas Ellis is the artistic director and founder of the Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora, an ensemble whose mission is to position the classical musician as an agent of social change within the community.. Since the beginning of the 2018-19 season, he has also been an artistic collaborator with the Orchestre Métropolitain.


Nicolas completed his master’s degree in conducting at McGill University with Alexis Hauser and perfected his skills at the Aspen Music Festival with Robert Spano. In the summer of 2019, he participated in the Académie du Verbier Festival where he served as assistant conductor for Valery Gergiev, among others.


Over the past two years, Nicolas Ellis has made his debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Les Idées heureuses, the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras) and Les Violons du Roy, with whom he made his American debut at West Lafayette (IN) alongside countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. He also directed the Symphony Nova Scotia, the Orchestre classique de Montréal, the Ottawa Symphony, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, as well as the Nutcracker produced by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens for their Québec city performances in December 2019.

Jonathan Goldman



A passionate advocate of the bandoneón and tango, musicologist Jonathan Goldman was a member of Quartango, Canada’s first tango band from 2007-2017. Their 2014 recording, Encuentro won a Juno Prize for best instrumental album and an Opus Prize (Album of the year – World music) in 2015. He picked up another Opus prize with Quartango for the CD “J’aime les nuits de Montréal” (2018). His arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto was published by Éditions Henry Lemoine (France). He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Regina Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Orchestre symphonique de l’Isle and the Signature Symphony of Tulsa (Oklahoma). Jonathan Goldman is Professor of musicology in the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and has published widely in the field of 20th century music and was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Circuit, musiques contemporaines from 2006 to 2016.

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.