The ancestors of today’s harp
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 - 12:10 PM
Salle Claude-Léveillée - Place des Arts
Antoine Malette-Chénier: The ancestors of today's harp
Discover the ancestors of today’s harp, in a concert presenting three rare and fascinating instruments: an old Gaelic harp, a triple baroque harp and a harp straight out of Marie-Antoinette’s castle.
Biography - Antoine Malette-Chénier
An innovative and creative harpist, Antoine Malette-Chénier, from Canada, plays a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary creations, on period instruments. He has won many awards, including a first prize at the 2013 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition, and the 2014 Michael Measures prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. Principal harp of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Antoine has performed as a soloist, orchestral, chamber, and basso continuo player in France, Hungary, the United States and Canada. Antoine holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, McGill University, the University of Montréal and the Conservatoire National supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon.