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Free Christmas concert

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s Holiday Quartet and the Ville-Marie MontréalBorough invite the population to a free Christmas concert on December 17 at Christ Church Cathedral downtown Montreal Montreal, December 16, 2021 – In an effort to bring a dose of joy and fun to the heart ofdowntown, the Borough of Ville-Marie Montreal invites Montrealers to […]

Three extraordinary concerts, all at Bourgie Hall, in one mini-pass, with a 15% discount

Monday, November 8, 2021, at 7:30 pm: Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth and the JerusalemQuartet on November 8, 2021 Monday, December 6, 2021, at 7:30 pm: West Side Story, Wonny Song and David Jalbert, 2 pianos andpercussions Tuesday December 7, 2021, at 7:30 pm: Emanuel Ax plays Chopin   Buy now

COVID-19: un violoncelliste qui a frôlé la mort, au printemps 2020, souhaite rendre hommage au personnel soignant du CHUM

COVID-19: un violoncelliste qui a frôlé la mort, au printemps 2020, souhaite rendre hommage au personnel soignant du CHUM

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival's Young Virtuosi of Montreal are forced to cancel the last 3 concerts of their amazing downtown tour, due to a case of COVID-19 within the group

Montreal, October 21, 2021 – It is with great regret that the Montreal Chamber MusicFestival is forced to cancel the last 3 concerts of the Montreal Young Virtuosi project, whichhas performed 22 of the 25 concerts scheduled for their tour of downtown Montreal’smajor public squares since September 23, with great success. “We are proud of […]

Meet the Jeunes Virtuoses of Montreal

Ryan Davis Hailed as a “lovely violist” (The WholeNote), Ryan Davis is swiftly emerging as asingular creative voice. Ryan was named one of “30 Hot Canadian Classical MusiciansUnder 30” by CBC Music in 2021. Ryan is an innovative composer-performer underthe moniker Radia, combining inspiration of classical, folk, electronic, and hip-hopmusic. His compositions have been featured […]

Jeunes Virtuose events calendar

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE! Pre-registration required for some events – check highlighted text in calendar of events list below: Thursday, September 30 12:00 p.m. – Pre-registration required BANQ – Jardin d’art 475 de Maisonneuve Blvd East, Montreal H2L 5C4 Friday, October 1 12:00 p.m. (indoors) – Pre-registration required CHUM – Amphitheatre Pierre-Péladeau 1050 Saint-Denis, Montreal […]

25 free concerts!

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival to present 22 free concerts by “Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal” thanks to support from the City of Montréal, as part of its program to enliven downtown with festivals and events Montréal, September the 8th , 2021 – Thanks to financial support provided by the City of Montréal, the Montreal […]

New job opening!

Title: Administrative Director Description:Work closely with Artistic Director Denis Brott and the Festival team on all aspects ofthe administration and operation of the Festival Responsibilities Administrative:• Coordinate and follow up on partnerships with service providers and proposeopportunities for new partnerships;• actively participate in the writing of government grant applications;• follow up on communication and appointments;• […]

The Festival is back!

We are proud to annonce our 2021 fall season: View our offical Flyer View our detailed Festival program   MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th 7:30 p.m. SALLE BOURGIE WEST SIDE STORY Learn more / Tickets Sponsor of the night: CONCERT PRESTIGE  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7th 7:30 p.m. SALLE BOURGIE EMANUEL AX PLAYS CHOPIN Learn more / Tickets Sponsor of the […]

Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival and its artistic director Denis Brott are proud to announce that as part of the project Agir pour l’animation du centre-ville par les festivals et événements 2021, the City of Montreal has awarded us a grant to create an original project entitled Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal. This ensemble, conducted […]

Auditions for the following vacancies

Announces auditions for the following vacanciesA string ensemble of 15 musicians conducted by Denis Brott LES JEUNES VIRTUOSES DE MONTRÉAL 8 violins 3 violas 3 cellos 1 bass 6 WEEK PROJECT TO TAKE PLACE IN MONTREAL BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 13 & OCTOBER 30th 20218 services per week – $907,26 per week AUDITIONS BY VIDEO TAPE RECORDED […]

The Violin Channel Interview with Denis Brott

The Violin Channel recently sat down with cellist Denis Brott to discuss how he and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival has adapted to COVID-19.   To read the article : https://theviolinchannel.com/vc-interview-artistic-director-of-the-montreal-chamber-music-festival-denis-brott/  

A Day in the Life

The Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts

Dear friends of the MCMF, MCMF Artistic Director Denis Brott has written a historically significant article on the creation of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank and his contribution to its success. We are sharing this reading with you here All our best, MCMF Team.   Attachments: CC_MIB_PressRelease_9_15_1987.pdf MIB_GlobeandMail_11_23_1991.pdf

A word from the Artistic Director

  As Robert Burns so accurately decried « The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley ». No one could have predicted that the world pandemic of Covid-19 would have altered the lives and livelihoods of all 7.74 billion inhabitants of the world. I can think of no time in the history of the music profession and performance art in general […]

« Tchaikovski je vous aime ! »

In December, be enchanted by the music of Tchaïkovsky and the eloquent text of Quebec’s beloved actor/director Albert Millaire in an evening of words and music entitled Tchaïkovski, je vous aime ! The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents an exclusive three-part series drawn from its 2019 closing concert. Discover the fabulous correspondence between Tchaïkovsky and his patron Nadezhda von Meck. The text, […]

Zukerman Trio : First Montreal performance!

Discover one of the greatest trios in the world with famous violinist Pinchas Zukerman 1 ticket : $ 73 (instead of $ 92) + taxes2 tickets : $ 133 (instead of $ 177) + taxes Purchase one ticket for both concerts or two tickets for the same concert Full refund in case of cancellation   […]


The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is proud to announce its newest project, A DAY IN THE LIFE! This new series of 10 videos, accessible on the Festival’s website, will begin on Monday, September 21st. Each video will chronicle the life of a brilliant young Canadian violinist or cellist, all winners of the Musical Instrument Bank […]

A digital stage for the Festival !

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is transitioning from live concerts to digital content for this season! Our passion for music and culture is coming to you in the comfort of your home until we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our in-person concerts, hopefully in the near future. This initiative is part of a […]

2020 Season cancellation

A LETTER FROM JULIA TURNER BRENNAN, PRESIDENT OF THE FESTIVAL   Dear Fellow Music Lovers,   I would like to wish you strength and health during these challenging times. I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health and are staying safe. The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is following the developments […]

The Festival Gala 2020 Celebration!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to CELEBRATE the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary! On Monday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m., in the elegant ballroom of the Hotel Omni Mont Royal, the Festival will hold its annual Gala Celebration, this time marking our milestone quarter century achievement. This will be a very special evening […]

The Swingles Holiday Greeting 2019

Offre d'emploi – Chargé/e des opérations et du dévelopement

The Suburban : MCMF Opens with Gregory Charles

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival opens with Gregory Charles June 7 May 21, 2019 The Montreal Chamber Music Festival opens its 2019 season with a spectacular concert event: a one-man show by the incredible Gregory Charles!  In its Montreal premiere, L’Air du Temps takes a bilingual look back upon the past 250 years of western […]

PBS Mountain Lake – Festival 2019

WholeNote – Beethoven Chez Nous

The Montreal  Chamber Music Festival:  Ludwig van  Beethoven was born mid-December of 1770, likely on December 15 or 16 – his baptism was  recorded as December 17 – so 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of his birth. Beethoven’s music is always in the air, but there have been serious rumblings of ambitious celebrations to come […]

BEETHOVEN CHEZ NOUS ! Gregory Charles – Denis Brott


BREAKING | James Ehnes & Kernis Violin Concerto Awarded Double Grammy Awards Composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have been awarded double Grammy accolades – for their 2017 ‘Kernis Violin Concerto’ release RESERVE NOW Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and […]

BISQC collaboration with SMU

Media Release For immediate release Banff International String Quartet Competition announces new collaboration with SMU Meadows School of the Arts Now valued at over $300,000, one of the richest prizes in chamber music just got richer with the addition of SMU’s Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence Prize BANFF, AB, December 12, 2018 – The Banff International String […]

Le Grand orchestre à cordes du Conservatoire de musique

Le Grand orchestre à cordes 2018 -Mozart – Divertimento

Blake Pouliot wins Virginia Parker Prize

Virginia Parker Prize Blake Pouliot The Virginia Parker Prize ($25,000) is awarded to a musician, instrumentalist or classical music conductor under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence and makes a valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and internationally. Blake Pouliot—described by the Toronto Star as “one of those […]

Festival Artist Timothy Chooi awarded 1st Prize at Hannover's Joseph Joachim Competition

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded 1st Prize at Hannover’s Joseph Joachim Competition October 26, 2018 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition – in Hannover, Germany. [[Richmedia_Gallery]] A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Ida Kavafian, and current […]

Banff Centre String Quartet Festival

Barry Shiffman and Denis Brott at the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival is a three-day festival, born out of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Like the competition, it showcases the finest in international classical music to audiences through a completely immersive experience. Led by Director of the […]

Festival Artist Wins Big! Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi has been announced as the recipient of 2018 ‘Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot’ prize The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, has today announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Verbier […]


Private concert in the home of Phyllis Lambert Save the date!   ​Are you planning ahead for your fall musical colours?  We are! According to Wikipedia, among the top three most popular classical music works is Vivaldi’s THE SEASONS.  It is with great delight that I announce the brilliant violinist and Festival artist Blake Pouliot will […]

Thank you!

FESTIVAL 2018 THANK YOU For Making this Year’s Festival Unforgettable! Concert reviews from you, our audience :  “What a concert, a joy for the ears!” – D. Hébert “A very beautiful gift for life!” – L. Thériault Our season began in style with three sold-out concerts taking place in the beautiful Oval room at the Ritz-Carlton […]

La Presse : Eldar Djangirov (in french)

Publié le 07 juin 2018 à 14h28 | Mis à jour à 14h28 Festival de musique de chambre de Montréal: nos suggestions Le trio d’Eldar Djangirov: Armando Gola, Eldar Djangirov et Ludwig Alfonso   Alain BrunetLa Presse   L’écoute passionnée de la musique implique aujourd’hui un très vaste corpus: musique classique, musique contemporaine, opéra, musiques électroacoustique […]

Bill Brownstein – Celebrating Oscar Peterson

Celebrating Oscar Peterson: Paying tribute to a dad — and to jazz “The artists working today really need as much support as possible,” says Céline Peterson, the guiding force behind June 1 concert at Pollack Hall Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette More from Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette Published on: May 25, 2018 | Last Updated: May […]

THIS IS MY MUSIC – rebroadcast

Denis Brott, Founder and Artistic Director, hosted a 2 hour program featuring some of his favorite repertoire at “This Is My Music“. The program originally aired on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  It will re-broadcast this weekend May 19th on CBC Radio 2 from 10 am – noon. Please join Denis with his select music from around the […]


  The Festival presents a thrilling and intimate celebration of the life and music of Dr. Oscar Peterson, CC., CQ. (1925-2007), hosted by the iconic jazz pianist’s daughter, Céline Peterson. Coming together on stage for the first time to pay tribute to their friend and mentor, whom Montreal is proud to call its own, are […]

Festival Flyer 2018

Festival Flyer 2018 Download Festival Flyer here !

Rolston String Quartet announces the Festival 2018


It is my pleasure to invite you to be part of a unique experience. The award-wining Montreal Chamber Music Festival proudly presents Rendez-vous au Moulin Rouge, our 2018 Gala gastronomique and Silent Auction featuring fine dining and excellent wines as well as assorted luxury auction items, many to be had at a fraction of their […]


Spring has arrived, officially at least, and we would like to warmly invite you to a new spring series in collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and The Ritz-Carlton Montreal!  Bring a loved one or the whole family for Rendez-vous au Ritz!, three very special Sunday mornings which include a delicious continental breakfast […]

Concert in memory of Jacqueline Desmarais with the Conservatoire’s Great String Orchestra

News ReleaseFor immediate release Conservatoire de musique de Montréal Concert in memory of Jacqueline Desmarais with the Conservatoire’s Great String Orchestra Montreal,  March 12  2018 — The Conservatoire de musique de Montréal will pay tribute to Ms. Jacqueline Desmarais during their next Great String Orchestra concerts, directed by conductor and cellist Denis Brott, on Saturday […]

Yoav Talmi: Clarinet Quintet – Israeli Chamber Project

What is a String Quartet? / C'est quoi un quatuor ?

Jan Lisiecki – McGill Tribune

(Holger Hage / Deutsche Grammophon)                                       Performing without conforming: Pianist Jan Lisiecki on why classical music isn’t dead June 12, 2017  Arts & Entertainment/Music  by Holly Cabrera Twenty-two-year-old Calgary pianist Jan Lisiecki is far from being a slacker. After making his orchestral debut at age nine, the musician rose to international fame once The Fryderyk Chopin […]

Quatuor Dover – RReverb (en francais)

  Défi relevé pour le QUATUOR DOVER!             Benoit Bergeron 2017/06/12 Concerts, Genres Le Festival de musique de chambre de Montréal se poursuivait ce dimanche après-midi, avec le dernier concert de l’intégrale des quatuors à cordes de Beethoven. La Salle Pollack était l’hôte de ce sixième et dernier concert de […]

PBS Mountain Lake Festival preview 2017

Rolston String Quartet: Elegant Risk-Takers

The Rolston Quartet are riding the crest of the wave they caught last September, when they won the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. Winning that competition has propelled them toward a promising professional career, thanks, in part, to the support they are receiving from the Banff Centre, which runs the triennial international contest. Barry […]

Dover – 2017 Vintage – LE DEVOIR

Dover – 2017 Vintage – LE DEVOIR ”THE DOVER QUARTET LAUNCHES THE MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL INTO THE STRATOSPHERE!”  The Dover Quartet is […] the Guarneri Quartet of the 1960’s; the legendary Guarneri. In the intensity of its sonority, in the sensuality of its approach to the music; it is that type of shock to […]

Arthur Kaptainis: Which is the grand finale? A Beethovenian debate

The main event of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival is a traversal in six concerts by the Dover Quartet of Beethoven’s 17 works for string quartet. Or should that be 16 with a kicker? One might suppose the matter can be easily settled, but the standard count of 17 has been challenged by a tendency […]

University Club of Montreal 5à7 May 16 with Denis Brott

University Club of Montreal 5à7 May 16 with Denis Brott “Is there a future for classical music in the 21st century?” With Denis Brott – Montreal Chamber Music Festival (Cocktail and  Music) The answer is an obvious and resounding YES. The whys and wherefores will be discussed at the cocktail with Denis Brott , Founder […]

Jan Lisiecki – Looking ahead to the Festival 2017

FMCM Gala 2017

  The Montreal Chamber Music Festival Proudly presents… Starry Night Montreal Chamber Music Festival 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala Thursday May 18th, 2017 | 6:30 PM Marriott Château Champlain Ballroom Gala dinner, silent auction and performances The Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s annual Fundraising Gala takes place on Thursday, May 18, in the Ballroom of the Marriott […]

The Whole Note

  Total Immersion at Montreal Chamberfest Written by David Perlman Category: Features Published: 26 April 2017 Denis Brott, founder and artistic director of the Montreal Chamber Festival (MCF/FCM), now in its 22nd year, and I are about 20 minutes into a lively phone conversation and I’m explaining to him why this year, more than any […]

McGill Lectures & Concerts

 McGill School of Continuing Studies announces… Beethoven: Passion Romantique – Course and Concerts Package Beethoven-Passion Romantique- Course and Concert Package in collaboration with the Montreal Chamber Music Festival Special Guest Speakers include: Raffi Armenian, Denis Brott and more! A must for music lovers! Beethoven: passionate, prolific an living in an era of social, political and […]

The Senior Times – Beethoven's string quartets

Beethoven’s string quartets — all 16 — brought to life at Chamberfest in May and June Posted by Irwin Block on April 14, 2017 at 7:50 am Lovely and brilliant, varied, and innovative pieces for smaller ensembles by Ludwig van Beethoven are the focus of this year’s Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Curated by cellist Dennis […]

La Scena – Enduring Power

The Enduring Power of Beethoven’s String Quartets BY KIERSTEN VAN VLIET ON 1 APRIL 2017CHAMBER MUSIC, CLASSICAL, INTERVIEWS“ After this, what is left for us to write?”—Franz Schubert after hearing Beethoven’s late String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 This year at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the Dover Quartet will be in residence to play […]

The Montrealer – Beethoven – Dover

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival will feature Beethoven: Passion Romantique     The romantic spirit of Beethoven will infuse the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s 22ndSeason   The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents Beethoven: Passion Romantique, dedicating its 22ndseason to the spirit of Beethoven, the great master who represents the transition from the Classical to the Romantic […]

La Scena: Emerson review

Emerson Quartet celebrates 40th anniversary at Montreal Chamber Music Festival BY NUNÉ MELIK ON 11 FEBRUARY 2017CHAMBER MUSIC, CONCERT REVIEWS The Montreal Chamber Music Festival always manages to satisfy even the most demanding mélomane of the city. Long-time friends of artistic director Denis Brott, the Emerson Quartet has become somewhat of a mainstay of the Festival. […]

La Scena … Flash Article!

The Romantic Spirit of Beethoven Infuses the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s 22nd Season May 26 ~ June 18, 2017Pre-Festival Prestige Series ~ February 1, May 6, and May 10 For Immediate Release, January 24, 2017, Montreal, Quebec … The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents Beethoven: Passion romantique, dedicating its 22nd season to the spirit of Beethoven, […]

Montreal Gazette Article!

Article in the Montreal Gazette! The Montreal Chamber Music Festival will focus this year on Beethoven, with several excursions to other composers. The anchor is a six-concert traversal in Pollack Hall of Beethoven’s string quartets by the Dover Quartet, one of the more talked-about younger ensembles on this side of the Atlantic. The dates are […]

The Montrealer – MCMF 2017!

Emerson String Quartet is first of three Montreal Music Festival Prestige Concerts Montreal Music Festival Prestige Concerts  Founded by Denis and Julie Brott twenty-two years ago, The Montreal Chamber Music Festival will again continue to present a series of Prestige Concerts prior to the Festival which begins in June. Montrealers can’t seem to get enough […]

Seattle Chamber Music Festival

Denis Brott just appeared at the Chamber Music America conference on a panel exploring new initiatives in finding new audiences for chamber music. He is also spent the week of January 15th to the 22nd at James Ehnes` Seattle Chamber Music Festival.


Denis Brott, Founder and Artistic Director, hosted a 2 hour program featuring some of his favorite repertoire at “This Is My Music“. The program aired on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 10 am – noon on CBC Radio 2 and streamed on cbcmusic.ca.

Press conference – FMCM season unveiled

On Tuesday, January 24th 2017 at 11:00 am, the MCMF will be holding a Press Conference to unveil the 2017 season!  

PBS Mountain Lake Festival preview 2016

PBS Mountain Lake Festival preview 2014

Festival 2013 – Chico Pinheiro Quartet – Arabesca, TVJazz.tv

PBS Mountain Lake Festival preview 2013

Festival 2013 – Spotlight – PBS Mountain Lake

The Festival documentary 2011 – Beso TV