The Molinari Quartet is just back from Grenoble, France, where it participated in the festival Les détours de Babel with two performances of Canadian music. In the charming church of Massieu with its 2nd century relics, the music of R. Murray Schafer and Analia Llugdar resonated before a very attentive audience discovering Canadian new music. Two days later, on April 5th, pianist Louise Bessette joined the Molinari’s to perform the European premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s piano quintet. Also performed were his 11th quartet and Blanc dominant by Ana Sokolovic. The concert was given in front of a full house in the chapel of the Musée dauphinois in Grenoble.
The Molinari Quartet is proud to announce that its recording of R. Murray Schafer’s String Quartet no.12 is in nomination for a Juno award in the category Best classical composition of the year. The Juno awards gala will be held in Winnipeg on March 30th 2014.
Especially written for the Molinari Quartet’s 15th anniversary last season, the 12th quartet has been performed already 17 times by the Molinari Quartet!
On Sunday January 26th , the Quebec Music Council held it’s annual Opus prize Gala, honouring the Quebec classical music scene. The Molinari Quartet received the very thought after Concert of the year – Montreal prize for it’s double marathon of 13 string quartets of the Second Viennese School that was held on March 2, 2013. The Molinari’s shared the stage with Victoria’s Lafayette Quartet for this special event that was also part of the Montreal New Music festival.
On Tuesday evening January 14 2014, the board members of the Molinari Quartet drew the winning tickets for the 4 grand prizes. The tickets were sold as part of the 2013-14 fund raising campaign.
1st prize: a concert by the Molinari Quartet in your living room: Damaris Montoya Ceriani
2nd prize: a Harricana fur bag by Maniouche: Marc-Antoine Desjardins
3rd prize: a dinner for 4 at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth’s Beaver Club: Nadie Chalifoux
4th prize: an iPad mini: Cindy Vaillancourt
The Molinari Quartet thanks everyone who bought tickets to support the Molinari Quartet’s activites.
You need some suggestions for Christmas gifts? Offer your friends a private concert by the Molinari Quartet in their living room (900$), a Harricana fur bag by Maniouche (600$), a dinner for 4 at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth’s Beaver Club(500$) or an iPad mini (320$).
Too expensive ? Not at all ! For only 20$ you can get a ticket for the drawing of these great prizes. Only 400 tickets are on sale. The draw will be held on January 14th 2014. You will make your friends happy and at the same time contribute to the Molinari Quartet’s fundraising campaign. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Molinari Quartet at 514-527-5515 to reserve your tickets.
The Molinari Quartet’s annual benefit event was held last October 23rd. Thanks to all our supporters.
The second part of our annual fundraising is now underway: a special drawing will be held on January 14th 2014. Four grand prizes will be drawn: a Molinari Quartet concert in your home (900$), a Harricana fur hat by Maniouche (600$), a dinner for four at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Beaver Club (500$) and an iPad mini (320$). Reserve your tickets now by contacting the Molinari Quaret.
Get your copy of July’s Gramophone magazine; our Schnittke vol.2 recording which comprises the piano quintet with Louise Bessette will be Editor’s Choice!
The Molinari Quartet and ATMA Classique are proud to present the quartet’s new double CD of the string quartets by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer.
The recording comprises the quartets nos 9 to 12 thus completing the recording of all the Schafer quartets written to date. In addition, Quartet no.8 is included, having been recorded in 2003 in a recording featuring Beauty and Beast and Theseus.
Following its successful tour of Western Canada and its event “The Quartet According to the Second Viennese School”, the Molinari Quartet is still on the roll!
Three concerts will be presented in April ; on the 12th at 7 pm the Quartet performs at Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; April 19th at 7 pm at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Québec City for the exhibit “The Plasticiens”and finally on April 30th they will be at the Maison Gilles-Carle Cowansville. See the calendar for all the details.
On January 11th 2013, the board of administrators of the Molinari Quartet met and proceeded to draw the winning tickets for its three grand prizes. The winners are :
1st Prize : The Molinari Quartet in your home : Lily Adam
2nd Prize : A dinner for two at Montreal’s famous gourmet restaurant Le Toqué ! : Michel Bergeron
3rd Prize : An i-Pad : Olivia Panaccio-Tresham
The Molinari Quartet wishes to thank all the participants and donators who contributed to the success of the fund raising campaign, which reached its goal of 25 000$ .