Les Idées heureuses – Vincent Lauzer: The Art of the Recorder in Naples

With Neapolitan Baroque music portrayed as virtuosic, expressive and luminous, recorder player Vincent Lauzer performs the finest pages of the 18th-century instrumental repertoire composed in this culturally rich city. With seven musicians from Les Idées heureuses, we’ll hear the famous flautino concerto RV 312 by Antonio Vivaldi who, despite his Venetian origins, spent part of his life in Naples as choirmaster of the Pietà dei Turchini, which explains why he had such a strong influence on such excellent Neapolitan composers, now forgotten, as Sarri, Avitrano, Fiorenza and Mancini.

Vincent Lauzer, recorders

Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), recorder player Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University where he studied with Matthias Maute. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in New-Brunswick. In October 2018, his most recent recording of Vivaldi’s concertos with Arion Baroque Orchestra was awarded a Diapason d’Or by the famous French magazine Diapason.

Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a scholarship given to a young promising Canadian musician for the development of an international career. Vincent received the Béatrice-Kennedy-Bourbeau Award at the Prix d’Europe 2015. In 2012, he won the First Prize at the Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition and the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. In 2009, he was awarded the First Prize and the Audience Appreciation Prize in the Montreal International Recorder Competition.

Vincent is a member of Flûte Alors! and Les Songes, two ensembles with whom he has toured Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales Canada. Vincent regularly performs as a soloist with Arion Baroque Orchestra, La Bande Montréal Baroque, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy. He has played in various series and festivals in Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Vincent teaches at the Université du Québec à Montréal, at CAMMAC music camp, for the Montreal Recorder Society, for the Toronto Early Music Players Organization and at Université de Montréal’s École des jeunes.

Les Idées heureuses
Dorothéa Ventura, organ, harpsichord and direction
Tanya LaPerrière, violin
Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin
Jacques-André Houle, viola
Amanda Keesmaat, cello
Dominic Girard, double bass
Daniel Zuluaga, theorbo and guitar

SCARLATTI Sinfonia di concerto grosso for recorder and strings in G minor, R533.9
MANCINI Sonata for recorder No. 11 in G minor
FIORENZA Concerto for recorder and strings in A minor
AVITRANO Sonata I, Op. 1 in G major for two violins
SARRI Concerto for recorder in A minor
VIVALDI Concerto in F major for recorder RV 312R

Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 2:30pm
To purchase your tickets visit: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall/