I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra announces its next concert on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pierre-Mercure hall at the Pierre-Péladeau Centre. For the occasion, your Musici welcome back the Ukrainian conductor and violist Maxim Rysanov. On the program are the Concertante Symphony for Violin and Viola with Julie Triquet and Rysanov as soloists and the Symphony No. 29 by W. A. Mozart, and the Variations on a Ukrainian Theme by Malcolm Arnold. Get your tickets now!

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m
Pierre-Mercure hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre, Montreal
Maxim Rysanov, conductor and violist ; Julie Triquet, violin

Without a doubt, you would say Mozart!” if I said Austria.” Mozart will be front and centre in this approachable concert. This performance will mark the expected return of the magnificent, worldrenowned violist Maxim Rysanov who is a valued conductor among I Musici musicians and audience members alike. Mozarts stunning Twenty-ninth Symphony in A major will supplement the poignant Sinfonia Concertante, an original double concerto for violin and viola in which our admirable violin soloist Julie Triquet will join Rysanov. Because Rysanov hails from Ukraine, it is only fitting for him to conduct Malcolm Arnolds Variations on a Ukrainian Folksong as an addition to the concert. Arnold was a composer known for his film music, earning him an Oscar in 1957.  

Jean-François Rivest

Program, in the exact order of execution:

W.A. Mozart : Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Malcolm Arnold : Variations on a Ukrainian Folksong, Op. 9a (arr. Steptoe)
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 29


Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. : Pierre-Mercure hall

More information: https://imusici.com/en/austria-maxim-rysanov-and-mozart/

Maxim Rysanovs enthusiasm for contemporary music generates many collaborations that expand the repertoire for viola. He has created several works by many composers, including Dobrinka Tabakova, Pēteris Vasks, Richard Dubugnon, Valentin Bibik and Gabriel Prokofiev. He studied viola with Maria Sitkovskaya in Moscow and John Glickman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. For conducting, he is trained by Alan Hazeldine, also from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has participated in several master classes with Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jorma Panula and Oleg Caetani. Winner of prestigious awards, including the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award and the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Award, he is also the winner of the Geneva competitions, Lionel Tertis and Valentino Bucchi.

Julie Triquet began studying violin at the age of three, with Claude Létourneau. She continued her musical training at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, then at the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, under the direction of David Cerone and Aaron Rosand. During her studies in Philadelphia, she received the coveted Sylva Gelber Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. First prize in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, she was also Premier violon of the Arthur Leblanc Quartet and a member of the Violons du Roy. Julie Triquet has been a solo violinist with the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal since September 2012. She plays on a Giusepe Odoardi 1786 violin, loaned by M. David B. Sela.

Founded in 1983 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montréal chamber orchestra is composed of 15 exceptional musicians, whose varied repertoire spans from the 17th century to the present day. Jean-François Rivest, renowned for his energy, his extremely precise technique and his passionate style, has been the conductor since January 2021. I Musici de Montréal interprets and promotes original programming based on discovery, tradition and innovation in classical music.

Source : I Musici de Montréal 

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