Montréal Guitare Trio (MG3)

Artists with Orchestra   World music  

Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 18 years, the trio’s virtuosity,...

Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 18 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence — where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand — have been winning over audiences around the world. The trio, composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Glenn Lévesque and Sébastien Dufour, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including the the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen and the BB King Blues Club in New York City.

Throughout the years, the trio has collaborated and shared the stage with world-renowned ensembles and artists, such as the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Jorane et Solorazaf. Their most memorable collaboration to date was, without a doubt, with the California Guitar Trio (CGT), when both ensembles joined forces to give an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics from The Beatles, Radiohead, David Bowie, a few “spaghetti western” themes by Ennio Morricone, as well as some of their original compositions. Starting in the fall of 2010, the sextet has toured across Canada and the United States, performing in over 100 cities.

Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for “concert of the year” in the Jazz & World Music category, MG3 has released six albums, including Der Prinz on Analekta label, which earned him a nomination at ADISQ 2014 for the “Instrumental Album” of the year. In January 2017, the trio launches its 7th album Danzas at the Théâtre Outremont in Montréal, which pays tribute to the great composers of Spanish music, including Paco de Lucia and Manuel de Falla.

In May 2019, MG3 and CGT launched their 2nd opus In a Landscape at One World Theater in Austin, Texas. This album crowned ten years of musical collaboration between the two trios.

© Annie Doyle

Projects

Danzas

Unplugged X-Mas

MG3 with Symphony Orchestra

Reviews

The Montreal Trio’s guitars know no limits. They journey along with brio from jazz to classical music, from India to Canada. The Ussac Church has been swept away on the thunder of their strings!

— Journal La Montagne (France)

[…]  they delivered loads of infectious good humour and some solid ensemble playing that skirted the four corners of the musical world.

— Bill Rankin, The Edmonton Journal

Quel concert inusité et à couper le souffle […]

— Le Journal de Québec

Videos

Danzas

Danzas

MG3

MG3 - Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucia

MG3 - Weird Wishes

MG3 + CGT

Photos

Calendar

November

21 November 2020

December

5 December 2020
6 December 2020
10 December 2020