Les Violons du Roy releases new album

Published on September 27, 2018

Quebec City, September 27, 2018 - Les Violons du Roy is pleased to present a new album featuring works by George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass. It’s the first solo album by American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and Les Violons du Roy’s first recording under the direction of Jonathan Cohen.

Anthony Roth Costanzo Sings Handel and Glass

Published on September 7, 2018

Quebec City, September 7, 2018 - Kicking off his very first season as music director of Les Violons du Roy, Jonathan Cohen is pleased to join exquisite countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in an exciting program of works by G.F. Handel and Philip Glass. The concert will be performed on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal.


Published on June 7, 2018

Quebec City, June 7, 2018 – From June 19 to September 16, Les Violons du Roy is proud to present a variety of summer concerts, which will take place in four churches in the Quebec City area and at a number of festivals in Quebec and Ottawa. There will be no shortage of opportunities for the public to experience unforgettable musical events this summer.


Published on June 5, 2018

Quebec City, June 5, 2018 - Les Violons du Roy is pleased to announce that, following the final concerts of the 2017/18 season in Quebec City and Montreal on June 4 and 6, respectively, the orchestra will go on tour in Latin America from June 9 to 13.


Mireille Lebel steps in for Magdalena Kožená

Published on May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 – Mezzo-soprano Mireille Lebel will replace Magdalena Kožená in two Les Violons du Roy concerts led by founding conductor Bernard Labadie, on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the Raoul-Jobin Hall of Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique in Quebec City, and on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 7:30 in the Bourgie Hall of Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.

Une trompette prodigieuse

Published on May 3, 2018

Quebec City, May 3, 2018 – Young French trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary will make her Canadian debut with Les Violons du Roy with two famous concertos by Haydn and Hummel. Mathieu Lussier, associate conductor of Les Violons du Roy, will lead the musicians in a sparkling program at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City on Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. and at Maison symphonique de Montréal on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Les Violons du Roy on tour with Isabelle Faust

Published on April 23, 2018

Quebec City, April 23, 2018 – The acclaimed violinist Isabelle Faust joins Les Violons du Roy for a concert tour that takes the chamber orchestra across the USA. Under the direction of Les Violons du Roy founding conductor Bernard Labadie, the musicians will perform a program of instrumental works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performances will take place in six prestigious venues, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York, from April 24 to May 5.

Les Violons du Roy and Jonathan Cohen announce NATIONAL AUDITIONS for Co-Concertmaster

Published on March 30, 2018


Published on March 20, 2018

Québec City, March 20, 2018 – Les Violons du Roi and La Chapelle de Québec are marking their 35th season and the official arrival of Jonathan Cohen as music director by updating their visual identity.


Published on March 20, 2018

Québec City, March 20, 2018 – Board chair Jean Houde, executive director Hugo Sanschagrin, and head of artistic administration Laurent Patenaude, gave a warm welcome to Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy’s new music director, in announcing the orchestra’s 35th season—and Mr. Cohen’s very first.