Musica Camerata Montréal

Hailed as one of Canada’s foremost chamber music ensemble, Musica Camerata Montréal will celebrate its 52nd season, making it one of the best established chamber music ensembles in Canada.
Since its debut in 1971, Musica Camerata Montréal offers programs of rare originality, and has devoted much of its energy to promoting the music of Canadian composers. Musica Camerata’s repertoire includes more than 350 works from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

Berta Rosenohl, piano

Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Berta received, in 1968, a prestigious grant from Mozarteum, an Argentinian organization dedicated to the propagation of music. This allowed her to study music at Indiana University, where she studied piano with Alfonso Montecino and chamber music with Janos Starker and William Primrose. Berta has lived in Montreal since 1970 and has invested much of herself in the city’s musical activities.

As a soloist, she has often played with the McGill Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte, and l’Orchestre de chambre de l’Université de Sherbrooke. She has recorded several CDs and she can be heard on both the CBC and Radio-Canada networks. Berta is one of Musica Camerata’s co-founders. She has, with Trio de Montréal, Trio Grinhauz and as a duet with her husband Luis Grinhauz, toured extensively in Europe, the Americas, and Israel.

Luis Grinhauz, violin

Luis was born in Entre Rios, Argentina. Since 1970, Mr. Grinhauz lives in Montreal, where he is considered an important performer in concert and on radio programs, as well as assistant concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and as a teacher of music, in which domain he has formed a great many well known performers of the younger generation.

He has performed widely as soloist and chamber music player in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Israel, Switzerland, Germany and as a guest concertmaster in Spain. He is a founding member of Musica Camerata Montréal and of the Trio de Montréal.

Sofia Gentile, viola

Sofia Gentile began her music career as a member of I Musici de Montréal. As a violinist, she recorded a significant number of albums for the Chandos label, and took part in many American,
European, and Asian tours. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in performance from the Université de Montréal, she continued her studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and completed her master’s degree under the direction of Kathleen Winkler in 2002. She went on to serve as Alternate Concertmaster of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael TilsonThomas. A collaborator with the OSM since 2006, she became a member of the viola section in 2012.

Leo Grinhauz, cello

Leo Grinhauz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1965 to young musician parents. After Leo’s father Luis attained a chair in the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the family settled in Canada in 1970. Leo began playing the cello under the tutelage of the legendary Walter Joachim, then the principal cellist of the OSM. Leo would later go on to work in the cello section and perform several times as guest soloist with the OSM. His last solo engagement included Arthur Honegger’s Cello Concerto with Charles Dutoit conducting.Grinhauz’s principal teachers have included Gary Hoffman, Janos Starker, and Bernard Greenhouse. Leo earned his Bachelor’s degree and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University, and received
his Master’s from Rutgers.

Over the past thirty years, Leo Grinhauz has performed throughout the Americas as a soloist, recitalist and ensemblist including the International Festivals at Marlboro, Ottawa, and Lanaudiere. Heard frequently over the airwaves of the CBC, Leo Grinhauz’s discography includes several recordings for that company. One of them is 1999’s Musique Des Ameriques, a disc of music for cello and piano, and includes Leo’s mother Berta Rosenohl. Occasionally, the family still performs together as members of Musica Camerata Montreal.

As a cellist on Broadway, Leo has enjoyed working for legendary contractors Mel Rodnon, John Monaco, and Eugene Bianco. Past shows have included: Jane Eyre, The Producers, Legally Blonde, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, and Showboat, to name a few. Other important projects have included collaborations with Broadway stars Mary Stout, Jill O’Hara, and Neil Berg.

J. S.Bach: Sonata in D Major for cello and piano
Beethoven: Piano Quartet Op. 16
Fauré: Second Piano Quartet Op 45

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

To purchase your tickets visit:
Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur
100 rue Sherbrooke E
Montreal,  H2X 1C3