Bernard Labadie conducts Bach's Mass in B Minor
Published on April 4, 2019
Quebec City, April 4, 2019 - Founding conductor Bernard Labadie joins with Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Quebec, and four acclaimed soloists to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor (BWV 232)—one of the crowning glories of Western music—in Quebec City, New York, and Montreal.
INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS for co-concertmaster
Published on April 3, 2019
2019-2020 Montreal Season Unveiled
Published on February 28, 2019
LES VIOLONS DU ROY FOUNDATION WELCOMES ITS FORTEPIANO
Published on February 14, 2019
Quebec City, February 14, 2019 – Les Violons du Roy Foundation is thrilled to announce that following a two year wait worth every minute its fortepiano has at last arrived. The acquisition of this fortepiano comes at the instigation of Les Violons du Roy founding conductor Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy Foundation chair Yves Demers with the generous assistance of a remarkable group of patrons determined to see the ensemble Les Violons du Roy equipped to pursue ever-more authentic performances of the Classical repertoire.
Jonathan Cohen et La Création de Haydn
Published on January 24, 2019
Quebec City, January 24, 2019 – Les Violons du Roy music director Jonathan Cohen is excited to be teaming up with La Chapelle de Québec to present one of the greatest masterpieces of the 18th century, Haydn’s The Creation. In a first for the orchestra and the choir, Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec join with acclaimed soloists to perform the oratorio under the maestro’s baton on the following dates: Wednesday, February 27 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, February 28 at 8 p.m., Salle Raoul-Jobin at Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique in Quebec City, and Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal.
L'étincelant violoncelliste Nicolas Altstaedt
Published on January 23, 2019
Quebec City, January 23, 2019 - Music director Jonathan Cohen and Les Violons du Roy are teaming up with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt to present two of the most beautiful music ever written for the cello: the concertos of C.P.E. Bach and F.J. Haydn. The concert will be given on Thursday, January 31, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Bourgie Hall in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Les Violons du Roy nominated for a Grammy Award
Published on December 10, 2018
Chamber Music at Monastère des Augustines
Published on November 15, 2018
Quebec City, November 15, 2018 – Music director Jonathan Cohen and the musicians of Les Violons du Roy will draw inspiration from new surroundings as they fill the halls of Monastère des Augustines with the sublime chamber music of Arcangelo Corelli and other masters of the Baroque era. Together, they’ll perform two different programs in the monastery chapel, the first on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the second on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Avi Avital, la mandoline virtuose
Published on November 13, 2018
Quebec City, November 13, 2018 – Music director Jonathan Cohen is delighted to welcome Avi Avital, the first solo mandolinist ever to be invited to play with Les Violons du Roy, in a Baroque program featuring instrumental works by Vivaldi and Handel. The performances will be on Thursday, November 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Quebec City’s Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique and Friday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Les Violons du Roy join forces with Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie to commemorate armistice day
Published on October 31, 2018
Québec City, October 30, 2018 – To mark the First World War armistice centenary , Les Violons du Roy are pleased to join Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (ORCW) for a three-concert tour from November 10 to 12. Through the Amitiés belgo-canadiennes project, the two ensembles will pay tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Mons in Belgium in 1918.