June 4th to 18th, 2023

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Maison symphonique, Place des arts

Programming 2023PDF Version
THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL

We are all moved by music. It’s timeless and universal message reaches the very essence of our soul. This year’s Festival is a feast for the ear, nourishment for the soul and splendour for the eye. It WILL move you!

The amazing variety offered in 15 concerts over 15 days is truly magnificent. Historic events, discoveries, premiers, tributes, dance, the spoken word, the world’s famous and those on the cusp of fame…there is something for everyone. We embrace the diversity of programming and artists. We celebrate the best in the world. We open doors of the unimaginable for audiences and artists alike. Come join us and discover how we can move and inspire you. Share with us the incredible joy live music in intimate settings brings.

Enrich your life by attending a Festival like no other. The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is unique and one of the best in the world right here at your doorstep.

Expect the unexpected!

Denis Brott, C.M.
Founder and Artistic Director

Programming 2023

15 CONCERTS – 6 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS * 3 FREE CONCERTS *

June 4th, 3:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Le violoncelle en feu !

cellos on-stage! An evening dedicated to the cello with Stéphane Tétreault and 8 other artists from Quebec.

June 6th, 12 pm

Salle Bourgie, MBAM – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Kerson Leong et Bryan Cheng

A 55-minute lunchtime concert offering a taste of the show Étoiles canadiennes on June 8th at 7:30pm.

June 6th, 7:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Adieu Quatuor Emerson !

After a 43-year career, the final live concert by the Emerson Quartet in Canada with guest artists Denis Brott, cello, and Jan Lisiecki, piano.

June 8th, 12 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Elinor Frey : Le violoncelle baroque expliqué

A 55-minute lunchtime concert featuring 2023 Juno Award winner cellist Elinor Frey offering a taste of the show Go Baroque ! on June 12th at 7:30pm.

June 8th, 7:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Étoiles canadiennes

Three Internationally acclaimed Canadian artists on-stage together for the first time!

June 11th, 3:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Contes de fées

FAMILY CONCERT

 A family concert featuring everyone’s favourite works: Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf.

June 12th, 12 pm free

Salle Bourgie, MBAM – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Winners of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank competition

A free 55-minute lunchtime concert featuring the new generation of rising stars, all winners of the Musical Instrument Bank Competition held in April 2023 which accorded each one an instrument from its collection.

June 12th, 7:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Go Baroque !

A concert featuring the world-renowned cellist Elinor Frey, 2023 Juno Award Winner, and several other guest artists in an all-Baroque concert.

June 14th, 12 pm free

Salle Bourgie, MBAM – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Giora Schmidt
et le Quatuor Vatra

A free 55-minute lunchtime concert featuring the great American violinist Giora Schmidt and the extraordinary talents of the Quebec-born Quatuor Vatra.

June 14th, 7:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

CONTREPOINT !

A unique concert featuring a piano/tap-dance duo.

June 16th, 12 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Quatuor Isidore

First Prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition

A 55-minute lunchtime concert with the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition winners offering a taste of the show Premiers Prix on June 17th at 7:30pm.

June 16th, 7:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Hommage à Oliver Jones

JAZZMAN PAR EXCELLENCE

A Tribute to Oliver Jones featuring 8 artists who have performed with Oliver over the years including some who appeared with the Oscar Peterson Trio.

June 17th, 12 pm free

Salle Bourgie, MBAM – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Noémie et ses amis

A free 55-minute lunchtime concert featuring Noémie Raymond-Friset, cellist and Director of Operations of the Festival, and her friends.

June 17th, 7:30 PM

Salle Bourgie, MBAM

Premiers prix

A concert featuring the 2022 winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition: the Isidore String Quartet. For this exceptional concert, they will be collaborating with 2023 Juno Award winner, Canadian and virtuoso pianist Philip Chiu.

June 18th, 3:30 PM

Maison symphonique – Place des Arts

Obsession : Tchaïkovsky et sa muse

This Festival’s closing concert highlights Tchaikovsky’s relationship with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck. Discover her unique role as the muse of one of the greatest romantic composers ever: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.