Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents

Isn’t Britain Great?

Celebrate the grandeur of British music in this program featuring two majestic works by Edward Elgar and Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 1. The London-based Barbican Quartet, first prize winners of numerous International competitions, will perform with Honens Competition Gold Medal winner pianist Illia Ovcharenko and nine brilliant Canadians, all winners of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank competition. This intimate musical collaboration of recent competition winners can only be heard at the Festival.

Barbican Quartet

Four international musicians, four unique personalities, one string quartet. The Barbican Quartet is an original voice on the chamber music scene, delighting audiences with their intimately powerful performances and virtuosic ensemble playing.

The Barbican Quartet name has a dual meaning. A Barbican is a defensive wall surrounding a city or castle, which the quartet connects to their quest to discover, develop and continue the tradition of string quartet playing. The Barbican Quartet is also deeply connected to London, as it was here at the Barbican Center that the quartet had their founding concert in 2015.

Illia Ovcharenko, piano

Giora Schmidt, Shannon Lee, Gregory Lewis, Emma Meinrenken, violin

Lambert Chen, Annie Parent, viola

Cameron Crozman, Leland Ko, cello

Eric Chappell, bass

Salle Bourgie
Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 7:30pm
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