Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà


“Pulsation is what keeps time, shapes its rhythm, and evokes the heartbeat. All the composers on this programme beckon and influence me by their unique imprint on time: our time”. – Angèle Dubeau

Angèle Dubeau, violin

Angèle DubeauOne of the most prominent violin virtuosos of her generation, Angèle Dubeau has led an exceptional career for over 40 years in the great concert halls of the world. While her virtuosity and musicality have seduced critics, concertgoers love Angèle Dubeau for her captivating music, her uncommon gift as a communicator, her generosity, and her outstanding ability to connect with her audience. She has garnered many awards over the years, and she is one of the rare classical violinists in the world to have been awarded gold records. She has sold over 600,000 albums throughout her career. Furthermore, the works from her discography have been streamed more than 70 million times in more than 100 countries over the past four years.

Angèle Dubeau’s musical career remains unequalled. At the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, she earned a Premier Prix in violin at age 15, studying with Raymond Dessaints (Master’s Degree in Music), and a Premier Prix in chamber music at age 16. She then moved to New York to work with Dorothy DeLay at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music.

From 1981 to 1984, she studied in Romania with the eminent pedagogue Stefan Gheorghiu. She has won several national and international competitions.

Convinced that classical music should be introduced to a wider audience, Angèle Dubeau has been a pioneer in programming and hosting gala concerts and weekly music television shows such as the famous Radio-Canada show Faites vos gammes. Since 1995, she has been the artistic director of the popular Mont-Tremblant, Québec music festival La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant, which attracts over 35,000 music lovers annually.

Whether performing alone, in front of an orchestra, or in the intimacy of chamber repertoire with La Pietà, Angèle Dubeau continues to move and astonish audiences, while wanting only one thing: to do it all over again.

Angèle Dubeau plays the “Des Rosiers” Antonio Stradivarius violin (1733).

Ensemble La Pietà

Driven by the desire to innovate, Angèle Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-woman string ensemble featuring some of Canada’s best musicians. What she could not have known at the time was that this experiment, originally conceived of for periodic recordings, would gradually become a full-time occupation. From early on, the ensemble gained a solid reputation, playing Canada’s most prestigious venues and on television. Known for their exceptional virtuosity and impeccable precision, their rich interpretations, and above all the contagious happiness that enlivens their stage presence, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà have crisscrossed the world for over 20 years.

Ludovico EINAUDI, Michael NYMAN, Max RICHTER, Jóhann JÓHANNSSON, Jean-Michel BLAIS, Yann TIERSEN, and more

Friday, November 1st 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 3rd 2019 at 2:30pm
Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Min

For tickets and information: 514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

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