Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Alliance Française Toronto Presents A Live performance By Candlelight With Quatour Alliance


The Quatour Alliance (Photo courtesy of the artists)
The Quatour Alliance (Picture courtesy of the artists)

The Alliance Française Toronto presents the debut live performance for a brand new string quartet. Quatour Alliance will carry out by candlelight on January 19.

The quartet’s title was impressed by the group and its ties to the musicians within the ensemble. The music and the setting are designed for an intimate expertise.

Quatour Alliance

The members of the quartet are skilled and award-winning musicians who’ve come collectively to carry out for the event.

Canadian-Austrian violinist Mayumi Seiler is a famous musician, educator, and recording artist who performs on the 1684 Croall Stradivarius. She has carved out a world profession as a performer who has appeared on levels from Vienna’s Musikverein to Carnegie Corridor in NYC, London’s Wigmore Corridor and Roy Thomson Corridor in Toronto. She has collaborated with main organizations, establishments, and artists, such because the Berlin Symphony, Academy of St Martin within the Fields, conductors Kent Nagano and Peter Oundjian, and violinists Maxim Vengerov and Richard Tognetti, amongst many others. Mayumi at present teaches on the Glenn Gould Faculty of Music.

Violinist Min-Jeong Koh studied at The Taylor Academy with Mayumi Seiler earlier than incomes her Bachelor of Music and Physician of Musical Arts from the College of Toronto. The primary violinist of the Cecilia Quartet was a part of the First Prize win on the Banff Worldwide String Quartet competitors. The ensemble additionally gained 2nd Prize on the Osaka Worldwide Music Composition. With Cecilia, Min-Jeong has toured main worldwide levels, and recorded a JUNO nominated album. She can be an educator on the college on the Glenn Gould Faculty.

Rémi Pelletier is a wanted violist, and is at present the Performing Principal Viola of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Previous to becoming a member of the TSO as Affiliate Principal Viola in 2019, he carried out as a part of the New York Philharmonic’s viola part (from 2013), and from 2007 until 2013, with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. He’s additionally an energetic chamber musician. Rémi studied at The Curtis Institute of Music after graduating from McGill College.

Edmonton native Rachel Mercer started learning the cello on the tender age of three. She went on to grow to be the grand prize winner on the 2001 Vriendenkrans Competitors in Amsterdam. At this time, Rachel is the Principal Cello of the Nationwide Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, in addition to an energetic chamber musician. She performs often with pianist duo companion Angela Park, as a part of the JUNO Award-winning piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada, in addition to the AYR Trio and Aviv Quartet. She is a passionate advocate for brand new music, and has commissioned and premiered work by composers Stewart Goodyear, Kevin Lau, and others.

The Music

This system consists of works that span the centuries and continents.

  • Ravel’s String Quartet in F main
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat main, Op. 18, No. 6
  • Stefan Hintersteininger’s “The Rising Season”

Canadian composer Stefan Hintersteininger is predicated in Vancouver. He’s additionally a cellist and arranger who works in a number of genres of music. Stefan has carried out frequently with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and is a founding member of the sextet Ethos Collective. He earned a Masters in cello efficiency from DePaul College in Chicago, and is basically self-taught as a composer. His works have premiered on the Louis Andriessen Pageant, and the Tom Cone Opera Challenge, amongst different notable occasions, steadily gaining a repute by way of efficiency by outstanding Vancouver ensembles. Stefan additionally serves because the BC Head Librarian of the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver,.

  • Extra details about the January 19 efficiency [HERE].

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