Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

An Evening with Robert and Clara Schumann

A part of La Virée classique 2023

The love between Robert and Clara Schumann inspired some of their most beautiful compositions. In the first of her Three Romances, Clara quotes Robert, who in turn conveys his profound passion in the second movement of his Piano Trio no. 3. Readings of letters exchanged by the iconic couple punctuate this concert celebrating close relationships and deep emotion.

Bomsori, violin

“This violinist is ready for anything: with virtuosity, presence, clarity and a warm, rich tone, Bomsori is adept at making each moment her own”—Crescendo Magazine Born in South Korea, she received a Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University, and she also earned her Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School. Bomsori’s upcoming 2023/24 season is packed with exciting highlights, including her debut performances at the BBC Proms and at the Hollywood Bowl. She will also be on tour in Europe, United States, Canada and Asia with numerous leading orchestras and renowned conductors. In addition to winning the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori is a prize winner of many international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky International Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition and Montreal International Musical Competition, She performs on the Guarnerius del Gesù violin “ex-Moller,” Cremona, 1725, on extended loan through the generous efforts of The Samsung Foundation of Culture of Korea and The Stradivari Society of Chicago, Illinois.

Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello

A two-time winner in the Canadian Music Competition and a recipient of the 2018 Prix d’Europe, the 2021 Choquette-Symcox Award, and the 2017 Peter Mendell Award, cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy also ranked among CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30” in 2018. A sought-after chamber player, he founded the Trio de l’Île and the Andara Quartet, and in 2018, became a member of the Trio Hochelaga. He also frequently performs with various Quebec orchestras. Also a composer, in 2020 Dominique was awarded 3rd Prize in the Do Mi Si La Do Ré (Home Sweet Home) composition competition hosted by the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation. He is a founding member of the duo BOA expérience, an instrumental music project with cinematic elements. His album Aux deux hémisphères, in duo formation with pianist Jean-Michel Dubé, features the complete cycle of his own works for cello and piano. Dominique plays a cello built by David Tecchler (1704) with a Pierre Simon bow (ca. 1855), generously made available to him by the company Canimex Inc. of Drummondville (QC), Canada.

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out today as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. He gained international attention as a silver medallist and recipient of the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the 2015 Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. A guest of several major classical music festivals both in Europe and in Canada, he has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras throughout the world. He is also an active chamber player in Canada and abroad. His ten albums released on the Analekta label include works for piano by Chopin with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano, and Mozart concertos with Les Violons du Roy conducted by Jonathan Cohen. Warmly applauded by critics throughout the world, these albums were awarded several Félix Awards and one Juno Award in 2022. Charles Richard-Hamelin is a recipient of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and of the prestigious Career Development Award conferred by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.

Clara Schumann, Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22 (10 min)
Robert Schumann, Piano Trio no. 3 in G minor, op. 110 (24 min)

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La Virée classique 2023 celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since its creation, the Virée has become an unmissable summer event. The mission of the Virée classique is to promote the discovery of music in all its forms, to strengthen social ties in the community, to contribute to the development of the sensitivity and curiosity of music lovers, and to encourage amateur musicians and young emerging artists. This mission has been fulfilled successfully year after year.

For this 10th edition, 26 indoor concerts and a hundred or so free activities for the whole family will allow you to explore a multitude of musical universes, from the great classical works to Balinese music, as well as jazz, film music, music from the Balkans or the Middle East. From different cultures, this music will evoke memories of travel that will lead you into the fantastic world of tales.