Vincent Lauzer | Photo : Emmanuel Crombez

SYRINX Joins the Flute Festivities! 

April 13, 2023
7:30 p.m.


conducted by
Jean-François Rivest

Vincent Lauzer, recorder
Caroline Tremblay, recorder
Ariane Brisson, flute
Julie Triquet, violin 

± 80 minutes
with intermission

The syrinx is the vital organ that enables birds to sing and serenade us with their amazing melodies. It was also the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was chased by Pan and helped by the river. She became the reed with which Pan made his famous flute. Join us for a great flute festivity featuring solo recorders, recorder duets, recorders with orchestra, solo flutes, flutes with orchestra, and flute and recorder duets. The greatest composers will highlight each festive iteration, whether through Vivaldi’s and Telemann’s stunning virtuosity, Debussy’s intoxicating smoothness, or Bach’s emotive and timeless intensity.  

—    Jean-François Rivest

Thursday, April 13, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Pierre-Mercure Hall of the  Pierre-Péladeau Centre


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Vincent Lauzer | Photo : Emmanuel Crombez

Vincent Lauzer


Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), recorder player Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University where he studied with Matthias Maute. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in New-Brunswick. In October 2018, his most recent recording of Vivaldi’s concertos with Arion Baroque Orchestra was awarded a Diapason d’Or by the famous French magazine Diapason. 

Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a scholarship given to a young promising Canadian musician for the development of an international career. Vincent received the Béatrice-Kennedy-Bourbeau Award at the Prix d’Europe 2015. In 2012, he won the First Prize at the Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition and the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. In 2009, he was awarded the First Prize and the Audience Appreciation Prize in the Montreal International Recorder Competition.  

Vincent  is a member of Flûte Alors! and Les Songes, two ensembles with whom he has toured Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales Canada. Vincent regularly performs as a soloist with Arion Baroque Orchestra, La Bande Montréal Baroque, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy. He has played in various series and festivals in Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Belgium. 

Caroline Tremblay | Photo: Julien Faugère

Caroline Tremblay


Native to the Côte-Nord of Quebec, recorder player Caroline Tremblay is known for her infectious love of music, combined with simmering intensity and fluid technique. Caroline graduated with a Masters in Music Performance from the University of Montreal. 

Very active in concert with Flûte Alors!, Caroline has also performed solo and chamber music with orchestras such as Les Violons du Roy, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, l’Ensemble Caprice, I Musici de Montréal et La Bande Montréal Baroque. In Quebec City, where she is established, she performs with the early music ensemble La Chamaille. She has also appeared on several recordings with the label ATMA. 

Musical director of the Sofàbec (Société de flûte à bec de la Capitale), she is also guest director at the Société de flûte à bec de Montréal and teaches at the CAMMAC music center. Constantly exploring the various forms of the power of music, Caroline is currently completing a Master Degree in Music Therapy at Concordia University. 

Ariane Brisson | Photo : Martin Girard

Ariane Brisson


Selected as « Découverte de l’année » at the Prix Opus 2019-2020 Gala and Grand Prize winner of the Prix d’Europe competition in 2013, flutist Ariane Brisson stands out for the refinement of her interpretations. 

As Principal Flute with the Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, and as a regular collaborator with Les Violons du Roy chamber orchestra, she has performed throughout North America as well as in Europe and Asia. In recent seasons, Ariane Brisson has been invited to perform as a soloist with the Trois-Rivières and Drummondville symphony orchestras, I Musici and with the Neues Zürcher Orchester. 

The fluidity and sensitivity of her playing and the richness of her sound motivated the musicians of Pentaèdre to invite Ariane Brisson to join the ensemble in 2016. Since 2019, she has also served as Pentaèdre’s Artistic Director. Her personal reflections on transverse flute performance and pedagogy led to obtain in 2022 a doctoral diploma at the Faculty of Music of Université de Montréal under the tutelage of Jean-François Rivest and Michel Duchesneau. In May 2022, Ariane Brisson and pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard’s first album with ATMA Classique, Mythes, proposing original transcriptions from the flutist, has been launched. 

Ariane Brisson wishes to extend special thanks to the Prix d’Europe Foundation (2013), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Sylva-Gelber Foundation, the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM), and to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — all of which have proven essential to her ambitions and various artistic projects. Ariane plays both a Yamaha transverse flute made of grenadilla wood, as well as a Powell 10K flute graciously loaned by Canimex Inc. (Drummondville, Canada), property of the patron Roger Dubois. 



Excerpt from Sonata for Two Recorder
Duration: approx. 3 minutes


Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Duration: approx. 15 minutes


Recorder Concerto in G major, RV 443
Duration: approx. 12 minutes 


Duration: approx. 3 minutes


Orchestral Suite No. 2 for Flute and Orchestra
Duration: approx. 20 minutes


Concerto for Traverso and Recorder in E minor, TWV:e1
Duration: approx. 15 minutes

Julie Triquet plays on a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin, generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela. 
Christian Prévost plays on a Rafelle and Antonio Gagliano violin, Naples (ca.18xx) and a Jean Joseph Martin bow (ca.1880), kindly lent by CANIMEX.
Amélie Benoit Bastien plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, Paris, ca. 1845, number 1672, Stradivarius model and a Eugène Sartory bow, Paris, ca. 1935, courtesy of CANIMEX.  
Annie Guénette plays on a Josef Gagliano 1768 violin and a Lamy bow, generously loaned by CANIMEX. 
Tim Halliday plays the 2014 Kolia cello by Mira Gruszow and Gideon Baumblatt, generously on loan from Mr. David B. Sela.
Marieve Bock plays the Maucotel cello, Paris, 1849, courtesy of CANIMEX.