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BMO Hottest Classical Artists Under 30! June 14

BMO Hottest Classical Artists Under 30!

Canadian violinist, Christina Bouey has won 1st Prize at the Schoenfeld Competition Chamber Division, Grand Prize at the Fischoff Competition, 2nd prize at the Osaka International Chamber Competition, first place with the American Prize, and the Hugo Kortchak Award.  Christina performs as soloist and chamber musician.  She has collaborated with artists such as Jeremy Denk, Paul Coletti, Steven Doane, Clive Greensmith, Chee-Yun Kim, Yura Lee, Cho-Liang Lin, and Bright Sheng.  Christina is currently serving as concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and is a founding member of the Ulysses String Quartet.  She plays an 1820 Pressenda violin on generous loan from the Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Carissa Klopoushak has made a name for herself as a curious, creative, and versatile violinist.  She has toured the country extensively, performing recitals for Debut Atlantic and as the winner of the 2009 Eckhardt-Grammatté National Music Competition with Canadian pianist Philip Chiu.  In 2014, she performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, whom she joined for a series of tours and recordings, including a residency at The Banff Centre. Carissa also holds a doctorate in violin performance from McGill University.  Based in Ottawa, Carissa is a proud member of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Ironwood Quartet.  A laureate of the 2018 Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank Competition, Carissa performs on the 1851 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin (Maggini model). 

Critically acclaimed for his “attention to every detail of phrasing” Canadian violinist Emmanuel Vukovich is emerging as an artist of musical integrity and maturity. He is founder and artistic director of The Parcival Project, an international chamber music collective that has toured Canada and South America and artist in residence at Montreal's Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur. Grand-prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as first violinist the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet, Emmanuel is the current recipient of the 1758 Brothers Gagliano violin on generous loan from The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

Amy Hillis has "a rich, warm sound and has mastered the violin with such ease, that it is impossible to ignore her passion in performance" (Ludwig Van Montréal). Amy was a 2017 artist-in-residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a residency awarded by the Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and wins the McGill Concerto Competition. She is also the winner of the 2018 Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition. Her principal teachers have been Axel Strauss, Ian Swensen, Denise Lupien and Eduard Minevich. Amy is a member of the Montreal-based SOMA Quartet as well as first violinist and manager of the prairie-based Horizon String Quartet. In 2019-2020, Amy will perform across Canada with pianist, Meagan Milatz as part of the inaugural Pan-Canadian Recital Tour in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Prairie Debut and Debut Atlantic. She performs on the 1902 Enrico Rocca violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. 

Date and Time: Friday June 14th at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


  • Free
  • Open seating!

  • Festival pass: $300.00
    • Call 514-489-7444

Reserve Now!  For more information please call 514-489-7444.


  • Ysaye, Sonatina No. 5
  • Honegger, Sonatine
  • Ernst, Last Rose of Summer
  • Ysaye, Sonata for 2 violins in A minor, Opus 27



  • Christina Bouey, violin
  • Amy Hillis, violin
  • Carissa Klopoushak, violin
  • Emmanuel Vukovich, violin
  • Cameron Crozman, cello



This concert is made possible thanks to the generous support of the BMO, the Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts and The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.



Bourgie Hall - 12:15 PM

1339 Rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, H3G 2C6

Categories: Festival Concerts, Free Events, LES CLASSIQUES


Starts: 2019-06-14 12:00:00
Ends: 2019-06-14 13:15:00

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