Trio Hochelaga - Biography
A fixture on both the Montreal and international musical scenes for fifteen years, the Trio Hochelaga has earned a stellar reputation. The ensemble is known for its original programming, deft ensemble work and the poignant intensity of its performances. Its broad repertoire, which ranges from the classical period to today, shows a strong interest in bringing to light little-known and neglected musical treasures. Trio Hochelaga was founded in 2000 by violinist Anne Robert. Each of the group’s performances is an opportunity to discover music in all of its fervour, poetry and diversity.
The Trio’s extensive discography has won acclaim from the international press for its high level of musicality. Among the ensemble’s notable recordings are the Guillaume Lekeu Trio and Quartet, a three-CD set of Théodore Dubois’s complete chamber music for piano and strings, Ernest Alder’s opera piano trio transcriptions and the Gabriel Pierné and Gabriel Fauré trios, which earned the Trio Hochelaga a “Choc” prize – the highest accolade from the French magazine Le Monde de la Musique.
The Trio Hochelaga presents an annual series of concerts at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where it is in residence. The ensemble gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
Named after an early Iroquois settlement on the Island of Montreal, the trio has toured extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, the United States, Bermuda, Japan, China and Taiwan. Highpoints among their many concerts include their performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Tokyo New City Orchestra at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, their appearance at Wigmore Hall in London and their debut in Venice at the Palazetto Bru Zane, a venue that promotes French Romantic music.
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