This site is intended to be a place of discovery and a source of information on works for string quartets by Quebec composers. In the months and years ahead, recordings will be added regularly to make this site a lively and vibrant venue. www.vqqm.ca

Glass CD

Last week, the musicians of the Molinari Quartet spent three days at St-Augustin de Mirabel church to record the first four quartets by American minimalist composer Philip Glass. This is the first of a set of recordings to be made of the complete string quartes by Glass for the ATMA Classique record label. Sound engineer …

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Molinari Quartet’s 8th International composition competition

The Molinari Quartet announces its 8th International composition competition. Composers of 40 years of less are invited to submit an original work for string quartet. The four winners will receive prizes totaling 6000$ and will have their work premiered in a concert by the Molinari Quartet during their 2021-2022 season in Montreal. For complete details …

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Back on stage!

After four and a half months without concerts, the Molinari Quartet is back on stage! With its new concert series entitled “Intimate concerts” performed at the Molinari Foundation, the Quartet can now reconnect with its public while respecting the government’s sanitary norms. The first programme of the series was held on Sunday August 2nd in …

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End of season

It is with great sadness, that the Molinari Quartet must put to a halt its 2019-2020 concert season. The COVID-19 pandemic has obliged our governments to take measures to secure the population, and therefore we must stay in confinement  for the health and safety of all. We will announce in the upcoming weeks our 2020-2021 …

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Music and dance

The Molinari Quartet is proud to collaborate with the renowned dance company Virginie Brunelle.   The musicians will accompany seven dancers in the work Les corps avalés, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social upheaval against a backdrop of resilience and hope. Mastering the delicate balance between expressiveness and vigorous physicality, Brunelle directs the …

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