Jean-François Rivest | Photo : Julia Marois

A word from our artistic advisor and conductor

Dear public, 

We enjoy travelling by foot, by car, by plane, in our imagination, and even in our dreams. Travelling is the stuff of dreams; it enhances our experiences and perspectives. Globetrotting been extremely difficult, nay impossible, for the past two years. Now we’re really eager to travel! I Musici de Montréal will take you across Europe in music and imagination during the 2022–2023 season. Visit the British Isles, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy with our prestigious guests soprano Karina Gauvin, conductor Tania Miller, cellist Stéphane Tétreault, harpist Valérie Milot, recorder player Vincent Lauzer, flutist Ariane Brisson, violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov, and our solo violinist Julie Triquet, of course. 

Explore First Nations lands and dreams with a carte blanche evening hosted by Caroline Monnet and her surprise guests. André Robitaille will narrate old tales while Max Pollak, a Broadway star, will dance to them. All throughout the season, composers that have become the staple of I Musici’s repertoire, such as Bach, Vivaldi, Boccherini, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Britten, and Shostakovich, will be presented alongside lesser-known composers including Boieldieu, Walton, Elgar, Holst, Pärt, Arnold, and Telemann as well as present-day composers such as Ichmouratov, Torres, Chacon, and more. The 2022–2023 season will be capped off with a benefit concert featuring the great pianist Louis Lortie. He will present the same Mozart concertos that appeared on his first album under the Chandos label—they were recorded with I Musici de Montréal, too. Since then, Louis has released over 50  albums with Chandos. 

With approximately one concert per month at Salle Pierre-Mercure, this is a rendezvous not to be missed! Meet with the sublime beauty of music and with the electrifying passion that inhabits our 15 musicians. Come discover why I Musici is the best chamber orchestra in Montreal, and certainly one of the best in the country! 

Jean-François Rivest
I Musici de Montréal