The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents

Sounds like Strads

As a rousing conclusion to the Festival, many of the recent winners of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank (MIB) competition.  They will perform on the exceptional collection of great violins and cellos loaned to the MIB, and made by the likes of Antonio Stradivarius, Guarnerius del Gesu and other great Italian luthiers. Valued at over 40 million dollars, the collection produces a string sound unlike any you have ever heard. Each a brilliant soloist in their own right, together, these young stars make musical magic happen. Repertoire includes Mozart and Bartok Divertimenti and Dvorak’s tuneful Serenade for Strings. This concert will leave you uplifted and filled with youthful energy.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Divertimento K. 136 (1772)
Allegro – Andante – Presto

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Divertimento Sz 113 (BB 118) for String Orchestra (1939)
Allegro non troppo – Molto adagio – Allegro assai


Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Sérénade pour cordes en mi majeur, op. 22 /
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 (1875)
Moderato – Tempo di Valse – Scherzo –
Larghetto – Finale

Dennis Kim, violin
Miguel Da Silva, viola
Marina Thibeault, viola
Denis Brott, cello
Eric Chappell, bass

Winners of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank​
Christina Bouey (Scarampella, 1900)
Yolanda Bruno (Stradivarius, Taft, 1700)
Jonathan Chan (Dominicus Montagnana, 1715)
Timothy Chooi (Stradivarius, Windsor-Weinstein, 1717)
Amy Hillis (Pressenda, 1820)
Matilda Kaul (J. Gagliano, Palmason, 1747)
Byungchan Lee (J. Gagliano Miller, 1768)
Jeremy Potts (Rocca, 1902)
Blake Pouliot (Guarneri del Gesù, 1729)
Nuné Melikian (Landolfi, v./ca., 1750)
Boson Mo (Tononi, 1757)
Joshua Daniel Peters (Vuillaume v./ca., 1869, archet Vuillaume)
Timothy Brennan Steeves (Vuillaume, 1871)
Andréa Tyniec (Stradivarius, Baumgartner, 1689)
Emmanuel Vukovich (Tononi Bell, v./ca., 1700)

Cameron Crozman (Stradivarius Bonjour, v. /ca . 1696, et archet Adam, Shaw v./ca., 1830)
Rachel Mercer (Celoniatus Newland, 1730)
Noémie Raymond-Friset (Guillami, 1769)

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