A great reunion: The Orchestre symphonique de Québec under the direction of Nicolas Ellis!

The musicians of the OSQ have been reunited under the direction of conductor Nicolas Ellis! This concert without an audience has been broadcasted live from the Orchestra’s Facebook page on July 31 and August 5 at 7:30 pm. The program includes works by Beethoven, Claude Champagne, Tchaikovsky and many others.

“I am honoured to be back with my friends and colleagues from the Orchestre symphonique de Québec in this first concert in deconfinement. As you can imagine, we are looking forward to replaying music and presenting you with magnificent works that we especially love,” says Nicolas Ellis.

Nicolas Ellis
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Bryan Cheng wins Bader & Overton Canadian Cello Competition !

The 22-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng has been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition in Kingston, Ontario !

This new honour brings to a spectacular close a successful 2019-2020 season. In recent months, Bryan has also won the Grand Prize of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition, and has appeared in concert with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. 

We also salute the exceptional support provided by pianist Silvie Cheng during the competition.

Bryan Cheng
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Congratulations to Charles Richard-Hamelin !

The renowned British publication, BBC Music Magazine, gave pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin the top 5-star rating for his rendition of Chopin’s Ballads and Impromptus, recorded on his recent album and released by Analekta. Watch here.

“ Richard-Hamelin makes [Chopin’s Impromptu No 3] spellbinding, and to round off the disc he captures the pianistic glitter of the Fantaisie-Impromptu […]. An exemplary Chopin recital. ”

Performance: ★★★★★

Charles Richard-Hamelin
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