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Cellist Matt Haimovitz Reaches New Heights in His Intense Engagement with the Bach Suites with Six Commissions and Premiere Recordings

Matt Haimovitz’s continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites. The new overtures expand upon the multitude of spiritual, cross-cultural, and vernacular references found in the Bach, building a bridge from the master’s time to our own. Overtures to Bach,…

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Montreal’s Dynamic 9-Piece String Band collectif9 Releases Debut Album, Volksmobiles

Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in clubs, outdoor festivals, and concert halls across Quebec and beyond. Featuring both original scores and new arrangements – often with lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts – collectif9 heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. Now, following…

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Matt Haimovitz Unveils “A Moveable Feast”: Bach and the Unexpected

“This ferociously talented cellist bring his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles …” – The New York Times, September 2015 NEW RECORDING: J.S. BACH The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena Fifteen years after his pivotal first recording of the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach, which launched the newborn Oxingale Records, Matt Haimovitz returns…

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Montreal’s Boldly Inventive String Ensemble collectif9 Launches a Massive Tour of Over 50 Dates

Montreal’s collectif9, a nine-piece string ensemble that brings rock-style charisma to classical music, launches a massive tour of over 50 dates starting this July. With bold, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 brings classical music to pop-culture audiences in an array of diverse performance spaces. In music ranging from Brahms to Piazzolla to John Zorn, the extraordinary artists of collectif9…

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Pianist Matt Herskowitz Collects Raves for Solo “Upstairs” Ahead of US Launch March 19

Pianist and composer Matt Herskowitz has been stunning critics in Canada since his newest Justin Time release, Matt Herskowitz Upstairs, was released this past fall.  Newly available in the US, Herskowitz will celebrate Upstairs at a launch event at DROM in New York City’s East Village on March 19. (Herskowitz will also be heard in the next several weeks in Toronto, Montreal…

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Pianist Louise Bessette a Double ‘Prix Opus’ Winner, Wins Raves for UK Recitals

Pianist Louise Bessette, hailed internationally as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of the music of our time, is this year’s winner of two prestigious prizes from Le Conseil québécois de la musique. At the January 27 ceremony, Bessette was declared the winner of two Prix Opus for “Concert of the Year – Montreal” as well as “Concert of the Year…

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Violinist Michael Guttman In Recital with Pianist Stephan Sylvestre in Toronto & Montreal

“A violinist with an incredible wealth of tone colors, with an exquisitely creamy sound … rich-toned and impassioned …” – The New York Times Whether on the stages of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, or with his own Pietrosanta in Concerto festival in Tuscany, Belgian violinist Michael Guttman dazzles critics and audiences alike with his “incredible wealth of tone colors”…

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