Bourgie Hall presents

Musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain and Emmanuel Pahud

Renowned soloist and Principal Flute of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Pahud is back at Bourgie Hall alongside musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain.

While Emmanuel Pahud’s virtuosity shines through in his concerti, a more intimate chamber music setting moves audiences with his expressive playing. Accompanied by a string ensemble made up of OM musicians, the flutist will perform some of the repertoire’s hidden gems. Featuring a young, melodic Mozart, the long-hidden talent of American composer Amy Beach, Hoffman’s charming Serenade and the Slavic style of Schulhoff’s work, the program is full of discoveries and wonder.

Emmanuel Pahud, flute* (Soloist-in-Residence of the OM)

French and Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the 1er Prix from the Paris Conservatoire, and went on studying with Aurèle Nicolet.

He won 1st Prize at the Duino, Kobe and Geneva Competitions, and at age 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado, a position which he still holds today. In addition, he enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician. Emmanuel appears regularly at prominent concert series, festivals and orchestras worldwide, and has collaborated as a soloist with leading conductors such as Abbado, Antonini, Barenboim, Boulez, Fischer, Gergiev, Gardiner, Harding, Järvi, Maazel, Nézet-Séguin, Orozco-Estrada, Perlman, Pinnock, Rattle, Rostropovich, Zinman.

Yukari Cousineau, violin

Yukari Cousineau is the principal violin of the Orchestre Métropolitain. A member of the OM since 1998, Yukari first held the position of assistant concertmaster and then associate principal viola.

As a chamber player, she is a member of the Trio Cousineau and the Quatuor Molinari, and has been collaborating with pianist Mateo Creux for many years. In 2008, she founded the Quatuor La Muse. She has been invited to perform at many festivals, including the Festival de Lanaudière, Concerts aux Îles du Bic and Un Été à Bourges, where she has given concerts of works for solo violin. In addition to her work as a performer, she is a visiting professor at the Université de Montréal. She has also taught violin and viola at UQAM for several years, where she is regularly invited to give master classes.

Nancy Ricard, violin

Nancy Ricard is from the Outaouais and a graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau. In addition to receiving a scholarship from Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, she earned a master’s degree with Denise Lupien at McGill University, graduating with great distinction. She then went on to develop her orchestral playing skills with the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra.

Nancy Ricard has been playing with the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2005, where she became principal second violin in 2011. She has also been a member of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières since 2010, and performs frequently with I Musici and other local orchestras. A chamber music enthusiast, Nancy often performs in small ensembles with her Orchestre Métropolitain colleagues and guest soloists.

Elvira Misbakhova, viola

A native of Tatarstan, in Russia, Elvira Misbakhova received a doctorate in music performance from the Université de Montréal in 2005. On arriving in Canada in 1999, she became principal violist of the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal. She has performed as a soloist at various festivals and with various orchestras, most notably in Japan, Germany and Quebec.

Her soloist career has seen her performing with the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, I Musici de Montréal and the Montreal Intercultural Orchestra. Elvira has been a violist with the Orchestre Métropolitain for nine years. She has also worked with the Trois-Rivièves and Longueuil symphony orchestras.

Christopher Best, cello
Marc Denis, double bass

MOZART, Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285 
Amy BEACH, Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet in A minor, Op. 80
Erwin SCHULHOFF, Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Heinrich HOFMANN, Serenade for Flute and Strings, Op. 65

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm
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