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 and Artistic Director of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, which will be more of an interactive exchange than a lecture . Denis will be joined by student Bruno Tobon who won 3rd Prize in the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Competition at the age of 17.
The role of the classical music performer has always been to meet the needs of his environment and respond to changing times. This remains so today. The question therefore is more how do we mold the future of classical music to meet the 21st century’s digital reality than it is IF classical music has a future. We will explore what this change might constitute moving forward.
D e n i s B r o t t ’s concert tours have taken him to four continents as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He was cellist in the Orford String Quartet for eight years during which time he recorded 25 chamber music discs including the complete string quartets of Beethoven, which won the Grand Prix du Disque Award and two Juno Awards for Best Chamber Ensemble Classical Recording. He has also appeared as guest with numerous ensembles including the Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo and Fine Arts String Quartets. Founder and Artistic Director of the renowned Montreal Chamber Music Festival and Professor at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, cellist Denis Brott is recognized internationally as one of Canada’s finest performing musicians.
B r u n o T o b o n is currently studying the cello and chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal with Denis Brott. Bruno has played in masterclasses for cellists Jean-Guihen Queryas, Alisa Weilerstein and Mischa Maisky.