CONTACT INFORMATION1227 Rosemont
Montreal, QC H2S 2A6
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TYPE OF ORGANIZATIONPerforming Ensemble
Pallade Musica (Athena’s Music) brings together four of Montreal's most promising Early Music performers. Grand Prize winners at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in New York and 2nd prize winners in the 2014 International Van Wassenaer Competition in Utrecht, the quartet consists of Tanya LaPerrière, Baroque violon, Elinor Frey, Baroque cello, Esteban La Rotta, theorbo, and Mylène Bélanger, harpsichord. Based on dedicated research and continuous exploration, Pallade Musica’s performances are acclaimed for their expressive and elegant interpretations, earning praise for their “spectacular virtuosity” (Tom Strini Blog) and “tremendous ensemble sense” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
Ensemble-in-residence at the Conservatoire de Musique Rimouski in 2014-2015, Pallade Musica’s recent and upcoming performances include appearances in Bogotá, Colombia, in Canada at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival Montréal Baroque, Festival Alexandria, Toronto Music Garden, Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria), Early Music Voices (Calgary), and Early Music Alberta, and in the United States at Early Music Now (Milwaukee), the Chicago Cultural Center, the Connecticut and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals, Renaissance and Baroque (Pittsburgh), and the Early Music societies of Seattle, San Francisco, and Arizona. The members of Pallade Musica regularly appear with leading early music ensembles all over the world, while also pursuing careers as soloists and teachers. In 2014, Pallade Musica released Verso Venezia, featuring music of Castello, Legrenzi, and Merula, its first CD on the ATMA label. The CD was nominated for an Opus Prize in November 2014.