The New Album by Angèle Dubeau


Approaches One Million Streams

On February 26, Angèle Dubeau released her 45th album. Since then, IMMERSION has been sitting at the top of the country’s sales charts, remaining for a second week at #1 in Quebec and #2 on Canada’s Top 200, as compiled by MRC Data. Her catalog of recordings has recently reached the plateau of 115 million streams and IMMERSION is already approaching one million streams heard in more than one hundred countries. As well, the album was chosen in March as one of the 10 Classical Albums You Must Hear This Month by Apple Music Classical, which has generated significant international exposure for the recording.

IMMERSION offers a deep introspective dive imbued with sensitivity and is a cocoon of well-being in these turbulent times… for everyone.

The video for Flying was directed and written by Alexandre Richard, five-times nominated at the 2020 Berlin Commercial Awards and awarded the “Coup de coeur” at the 2020 Fantasia International Film Festival. Flying is carried by the magnificent performers Janelle Hacault, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, Juliette Gariépy and Jules Roy Sicotte. View the video here:

“Her violin hovers with grace and delicate force over the powerful breath of her orchestra.” — Alexandre Vigneault, La Presse, March 4, 2021

“The selection of works is a testament to Dubeau’s musical curiosity […] She shows flair by choosing three compositions by Armand Amar, exploring the harmonic colors of Jonny Greenwood and ending the album with a lively interpretation of duet by Steve Reich with violinist Julie Triquet. “ — Philippe Renaud, Le Devoir, March 12, 2021

“With Immersion, her 45th album, Angèle Dubeau offers one of her most personal recordings. The album offers the emotions felt by the violinist in these pandemic time.” — Yves Leclerc, Le Journal de Montréal /Le Journal de Québec, February 28, 2021

“Angèle Dubeau: The power to move […] an album of a rare sobriety which draws its raison d’être from emotions and the present moment.” — Mario Boulianne, Le Droit, February 28, 2021

Angèle Dubeau has pursued a career as a classical musician for over 40 years and has played in as many countries, always with the same passion, zest and generosity. Beyond her virtuosity as a musician, this exceptional woman has other qualities that have earned her a special place in the hearts of her audiences. While her virtuosity and musicality have won over critics, audiences adore Angèle Dubeau for her captivating music, her uncommon gift as a communicator, her generosity, and her outstanding ability to connect with listeners. She has garnered many awards over the years, and she is one of the few classical violinists in the world to earn gold records.

“Contact with art opens up our senses and colours our lives,” she affirms. Driven by a 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 for the occasional recording, would gradually become a full-time occupation. From early on, the ensemble earned a solid reputation, playing Canada’s most prestigious venues and on television. Known for their virtuosity and precision, their rich interpretations, and above all the contagious joy that enlivens their stage presence, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà have crisscrossed the world for almost 25 years.

IMMERSION by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is available now.

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