Instrumentalist

Sylvain Bergeron

Sylvain Bergeron Lute Canada Described as “a supremely refined, elegant, cerebral musician” (Ottawa Citizen), Sylvain Bergeron is a master of the lute and plucked strings family of instruments including theorbo, archlute and baroque guitar. He is in high demand on the North American music scene as a soloist and continuo player. Wholenote Magazine declared, “Sylvain …

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Matthew Jennejohn

Matthew Jennejohn Oboe Canada Matthew Jennejohn leads a very active career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician on the baroque oboe and cornetto, performing and recording with many of the leading early music ensembles in North America including Ensemble Arion, La Nef, Les Idées Heureuses, Tafelmusik, La Bande Montréal Baroque, Les Boréades, Les Voix …

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Marie-Nadeau-Tremblay

Marie-Nadeau-Tremblay Violinist Canada During the final session of her undergraduate degree in violin performance at McGill University, Marie NadeauTremblay decided to try her hand at the Baroque. She joined the university’s Baroque orchestra and fell head over heels in love! Transported by the beauty of this music— and finding resonance with its mode of expression— …

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Mélanie de Bonville

Mélanie de Bonville Violin Canada After obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at Université Laval in Quebec City, Mélanie de Bonville pursued baroque violin studies with Chantal Rémillard at Université de Montréal, completing her Master of Music degree in 2004. She has participated in workshops and master classes with Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque …

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Simon Poirier

Simon Poirier Horn Canada Originally from Montreal, Simon first completed his studies with Louis-Philippe Marsolais and Nadia Côté at the Montreal music Conservatory. Simon went on to obtain his master degree in early music performance at the Amsterdam Conservatory, under Teunis van der Zwart, in the spring of 2019. Some months later, he won the …

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Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais

Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais Violin Solo Canada The québécoise violinist Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais enjoys exploring repertoire through the filter of historically informed practice. Pursuing the quest for a genuine and creative expression of music, she spends much time wondering and wandering about the past! In 2021, Noémy was appointed concertmaster of Arion Orchestre Baroque. She is the artistic …

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Sarah Douglass

Sarah Douglass Violin Canada Sarah Bleile Douglass is a versatile baroque violinist who has charmed audiences in North America and Europe in both her fields of baroque music and traditional fiddling. She is recognized and respected by her colleagues because of her dedication, fiery energy and attention to detail. In May 2020, she received her …

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Sari Tsuji

Sari Tsuji Violin Canada Sari Tsuji holds degrees in violin and early music performance from McGill University where she studied with Thomas Williams, Emlyn Ngai, Hélène Plouffe, Hank Knox, and Betsy MacMillan. She is a founding member of Seasons Baroque, a Fredericton-based chamber music ensemble in which she also plays the bass viol. Sari has …

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Christopher Palameta

Christopher Palameta Oboe France Born in Montreal and currently residing in Paris, oboist Christopher Palameta was a core member of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (based in Toronto, Canada) for five years before relocating to France to pursue work with many of Europe’s finest period ensembles. These include Pygmalion, Les Siècles, and La Grande Ecurie in …

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Daniel Lanthier

Daniel Lanthier Oboe Canada Originally from Montreal, Daniel Lanthier leads an international career, frequently touring in Europe, America and the Middle East with renowned ensembles such as Les Musiciens du Louvre (France), Concerto Köln (Germany), Gaechinger Cantorey (Germany), Concerto Copenhagen (Denmark), Musica Aeterna (Russia) and Il Giardino Armonico (Italy). He has recorded numerous CDs under …

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