K nown primarily as the instrument of cowboys and rockers, the guitar has undergone several transformations through the ages. David Jacques, a passionate collector of antique instruments, offers a kaleidoscopic tour of the guitar. Strumming and caressing a dozen different guitars, he takes us through a repertoire of breathtaking range from Vivaldi to flamenco, including works from Quebec.

Thursday February 18 2021, 4pm

Webcast live

Webcast live and replay of the concert at St. Jax Church in Montreal from February 18 at 8:30 p.m. to Sunday, February 21 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.


Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Antiche Danze ed Arie (suite III0



Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739)

Grave et Canarios


Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Zefiro torna (Ciaconna)


Antonio Vivaldi  (1678-1741)

Concerto en ré majeur RV 93

    1. Allegro giusto
    2. Largo
    3.  Allegro


Juan Antonio Vergas y Guzman (1750-1773)

Sonata IX


Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

Grande Étude en mi mineur

L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonatine Woo44a en do majeur


Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Quatuor op. 13 n°2 en la mineur



Julián Arcas (1832-1882)



Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)



Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Asturias (Légende)


Claude Gagnon

Sepia & Danza (2006)

Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela.
Amélie Benoit Bastien plays a 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.


David Jacques



Born in Saint-Georges de Beauce (Québec), David Jacques holds a  Doctor’s degree in early music performance from the Université de Montréal.  He began his classical guitar studies at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, and continued at the Université Laval and the Conservatoire de musique de Québec. He has recorded more than 50 CDs on the XXI-21, ATMA, d’Oz and Analekta labels. His Pièces de guitarre de Mr Rémy Médard (Productions XX-21), Tango Boreal and Pampa Blues won the Conseil Québécois de la Musique’s 2008, 2012 and 2014 Prix Opus Disc of the Year award,. David has also published several arrangements for guitar for Les Productions d’OZ. Active in Canada as well as abroad, he has given more than 3500 concerts in 35 countries on five continents. David Jacques is currently professor of classical Guitar at the Université Laval and Cégep de Sainte-Foy. He also completed a bachelor in Business Management (B.A.A.), a bachelor in music teaching (B.A.) and is now finishing another bachelor in law at Laval University (LL.B.).