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2019 Benefit Gala

SUNDAY
MAY 26th, 2019

PRICE $325

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CONCERT: 2 pm
BENEFIT GALA: 4:30 pm

Maison symphonique
1600, Saint-Urbain street, Montréal

Your $325 ticket entitles you to a tax receipt for a donation of $175.

 

GUEST ARTITS


Marianne Fiset Charles Richard-Hamelin Stéphane Tétreault

Marianne Fiset

Charles Richard-Hamelin

Stéphane Tetreault

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Marianne Fiset - soprano

Known for the warm and rich color of her voice and charismatic stage presence, Marianne Fiset has been hailed by critics and audience alike. Since she was awarded five top prizes in May 2007 from the Montreal International Music Competition, including the First Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award, she received the “New Artist of the Year” Opus Prize in 2008 and was named Young Soloist by the Public Francophone Radios (France - Suisse-Romande - Belgique - Canada). She was also awarded the title “Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2009”.
Marianne’s recent engagements have included her debut at Opera National de Paris - Bastille in the title role of Massenet’s Manon, role that she also sang in Montréal in May 2013, Malwina in Marschner ‘s Der Vampyr at International Festival of Lanaudière, Mimi in La Bohème in Tampa, Vancouver and Calgary, Lalla Roukh's title role at Opera Lafayette, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at l’Opéra Municipal de Marseille as well as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at Calgary Opera. She gave recitals in London, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Vancouver, Montreal and Québec City.
In concert, Marianne Fiset has sung La Vierge in Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher by Arthur Honegger with maestro Kent Nagano and the MSO, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Orquestra Sinfonica Madrid, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Orchestre symphonique de Tours, Berlioz’s Nuits d’été and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She has been a guest of the Violons du Roy, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. She also sang at the Festival Vancouver, Festival International du Domaine Forget and at the Bel Canto Festival of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

Charles Richard-Hamelin - piano

Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman award of the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin is standing out as one of the most important pianists of his generation. He also won the second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and the third prize and special award for the best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea. Charles was recently awarded the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec and the prestigious Career Development Award offered by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.
He has appeared in various prestigious festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Prague Spring Festival, the “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw and the Lanaudière Festival in Canada. As a soloist, he has performed with various ensembles including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Singapour Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, OFUNAM (Mexico City), Orchestre Métropolitain, National Arts Center Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Violons du Roy, I Musici de Montréal, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Poznań Philharmonic. He has played under the baton renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Aziz Shokhakimov, Peter Oundjian, Jacques Lacombe, Fabien Gabel, Carlo Rizzi, Alexander Prior, Christoph Campestrini, Lan Shui and Jean-Marie Zeitouni.
Originally from Lanaudière in Québec, Charles Richard-Hamelin studied with Paul Surdulescu, Sara Laimon, Boris Berman and André Laplante. He is a graduate from McGill University, the Yale School of Music, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and now works on a regular basis with pianist Jean Saulnier.
His first solo recording, which features late works by Chopin, was released in September 2015 on the Analekta label and received widespread acclaim from critics throughout the world (Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, Le Devoir) as well as a Felix Award (ADISQ). A second album, recorded live at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City with music by Beethoven, Enescu and Chopin, was released in the fall of 2016 and also had a very positive welcome (Gramophone, La Presse, The WholeNote).
Charles Richard-Hamelin’s 2017-2018 season highlights include three tours in Japan, the recording of the first volume of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas with Montreal Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andrew Wan as well as over 60 concerts in Canada, Asia, Europe and the USA.

Stéphane Tétreault - cello

In addition to innumerous awards and honours, Stéphane was a laureate of the "Classe d'Excellence de violoncelle" Gautier Capuçon and the recipient of the Fernand-Lindsay Career Award.
His debut CD, recorded with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and conductor Fabien Gabel was chosen as "Editor's Choice" in the March 2013 issue of Gramophone Magazine. His second album with pianist Marie-Ève Scarfone featuring works from Haydn, Schubert and Brahms was given Gramophone magazine's "Critics' Choice 2016" as one of the best albums of the year.

Stéphane was a student of the late cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky for more than 10 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Montreal.
Stéphane plays the 1707 "Countess of Stainlein, Ex-Paganini" Stradivarius cello, on generous loan by Mme Jacqueline Desmarais.

PROGRAMME DU GALA


A prestigious concert celebrating the 35th anniversary:

– Cocktails, bubbles, hors d’œuvres and other culinary delights

– Opportunity to meet Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the guest artists

– Exclusive musical interludes with comments

– Auction with exclusive opportunities to bid on great items

– Other surprises

A magical experience!

I Musici de Montréal welcomes you to the prestigious Maison symphonique, a place of art and music, for its fundraising gala. Jean-Marie Zeitouni, talented guest artists and the musicians are preparing for an evening of enchantment and festivities. Discover the stories, journeys and instruments that make up their colourful and extraordinary lives— a unique occasion to celebrate the 35th anniversary of I Musici de Montréal. Join us for a magical experience.

 

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