Valérie Milot

Valérie Milot, a harpist with the soul of a rebel, knows how to make her art accessible. A sought-after soloist, Valérie performs in numerous concerts with prestigious orchestras, such as the Orchestre métropolitain de Montréal (Yannick Nézet-Séguin), Les Violons du Roy (Bernard Labadie and Mathieu Lussier) and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Bernard Labadie). Beginning with the 2008 Prix d’Europe, she has won countless awards.

In addition to recording eight albums, getting millions of hits on the Web and producing the innovative Orbis, she teaches at the Montreal Conservatory of Music. Valérie plays one of only thirteen Salvi “Apollonia” harps in existence worldwide, graciously lent to her by the Canimex company of Drummondville (Quebec / Canada) and owned by the patron of the arts Roger Dubois.

Valérie Milot performs as part of the OCM’s special Listen Local series of free virtual concerts.

This series features amazing Quebecois female artists: pianist Élisabeth Pion, harpist Valérie Milot, flutist Nadia Labrie and her twin, guitarist Annie Labrie, as well as mezzo-soprano Florence Bourget.

“Quebec artists are a great source of pride to us, and it is our duty to support them. All year long, crisis or not, the OCM sets out to give local talent as many performing opportunities as possible and I am thrilled to continue this tradition”, says general manager Taras Kulish, himself a proud Quebecois.OCM

About the Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM)
For its 80th anniversary season, the McGill Chamber Orchestra was renamed Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM). Founded in 1939 by violinist, conductor, and composer Alexander Brott and his wife Lotte Brott, the OCM quickly became one of Canada’s most established chamber orchestras, touring to five continents, recording extensively, and appearing regularly on radio and television. Now led by Boris Brott, OC, OQ, the elder son of Alexander and one of Canada’s most internationally renowned conductors, the OCM is a vibrant, innovative, and flexible ensemble consisting of the city’s best professional musicians, which presents concerts throughout the year in the finest halls of Montreal.