Elinor Frey is a prominent musician who takes immense pleasure in exploring the thousand faces of her beloved instrument, the cello, as well as its distant relatives such as the viola da gamba.
An accomplished researcher and musicologist, she has also unearthed an impressive body of forgotten works, significantly enriching the repertoire of her instrument.
She devotes an important part of her career to recording and publishing on modern editions her most remarkable discoveries, many of which come from Italy, certainly one of the first countries to have introduced the cello as a soloist instrument, as it had been considered until then as an accompanist.
In her quest to perform these eclectic musics on the ideal instruments, Elinor has commissioned several from her favourite makers, including internationally renowned Quebec luthier Francis Beaulieu, who created for Elinor a five-string cello and a viola da gamba.
Alone on stage, surrounded by seven instruments, Elinor invites you to discover their distinct personalities and colors while recounting the history of each of them.
All the Mornings of Elinor is a recital that is both intimate and rich in discoveries, highlighting the beautiful chaconnes of Dall’Abaco, Bach, Colombi, Supriani, Ortiz, Telemann and Dallapiccola.