Bourgie Hall presents

Musicians of the OSM – The English Romantics

While still a youth, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor demonstrated with panache that, after Brahms, one could still write a clarinet quintet that could be wholly original, doing so before his elder compatriot Edward Elgar produced his sole String Quartet, among his very last notable works.

Natalie Racine, viola
Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin

Hailed as one of the most gifted and captivating musicians of his generation, Jean-Sébastien Roy has established a reputation as a highly esteemed soloist and chamber musician. He was awarded two of the greatest distinctions in Canada: the Prix d’Europe and the loan of the 1717 Windsor Weinstein Stradivarius (from 2006 to 2009). He was also a top prize winner at the 2004 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition and was awarded the Joseph Rouleau Award at the 2006 Montreal International Violin Competition.

He has been a guest soloist with the most prestigious ensembles in Canada, among them the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. His rendition of Berg’s KammerKonzert at the Kulas Hall of Cleveland received exceptional praise by critics. He has also given recitals in the UK, France, Germany, United-States, New-Zealand and Polynesia.

A formidable chamber musician, he has collaborated with world renowned artists such as Peter Salaff, Éric Lesage, Ida Haendel, Ilya Kaler, Jonhatan Crow and Andrew Wan. He was the first violinist of the Lloyd Carr-Harris string quartet, winner of the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and toured with this ensemble across three continents.

Ariane Lajoie, violin

Ariane Lajoie completed her undergraduate studies under Jean-François Rivest before obtaining her doctorate from the Université de Montréal under Vladimir Landsman. She also studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum Sommerakademie, Holland Music Sessions and Moscow Conservatory with such masters as Igor Oistrakh. Ariane has since performed as a chamber musician in Bergen (Holland), Ottawa, Toronto and Potsdam (New York).

A warm, open and affable musician, Ariane grew up in a musical family that had a deep love for folk music. At the age of 10, her parents gave her the violin that she still uses professionally today!

Anna Burden, cello

Anna Burden studied the cello with Hans Jørgen Jensen at Northwestern University, Joel Krosnick and Darrett Adkins at the Juilliard School and Alan Stepansky at the Manhattan School of Music. Music was omnipresent in Anna’s early years, and she began piano lessons at 6 years of age. Two years later, after hearing the sound of the cello in a summer music camp, she asked her parents to register her for courses on the instrument. At 11, during an orchestral rehearsal, Anna knew that she wanted to become a professional musician. Her favourite musical memory coincides with the inauguration of the Maison symphonique. It was Anna Burden’s first concert with the OSM in a programme including Beethoven’s monumental Symphony no. 9. Apart from her orchestral work, Anna Burden is active as a teacher and is also a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra in Wisconsin.

Todd Cope, clarinet

Todd Cope studied with Yehuda Gilad at the Colburn Conservatory and with Richie Hawley at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory. After holding positions with the New World Symphony and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, he joined the OSM in 2014. He currently teaches at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and is an exclusive artist for Buffet Crampon and Vandoren.

ELGAR String quartet in E minor, Op. 83
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10

Presented in collaboration with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Friday May 27, 2022 at 6:30pm
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