BIOGRAPHY "…fantastic, spirited playing and sheer inventiveness…"
wrote Julia Crowe in her Letter from New York column for Classical
Guitar magazine, England (2008).
Canadian Guitar Quartet dazzled the audience with their second-to-none
ensemble playing", said Benjamin Verdery in Classical
Guitar magazine (2003).
its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has toured extensively
in Europe, North and South America, from one standing ovation
to the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar
ensembles in the world. The CGQ also performed with orchestras
all over Canada and released three critically acclaimed recordings.
CGQ has been featured on a national Bravo! TV special, on both
CBC’s English and French national networks as well as in
England’s Classical Guitar magazine. The CGQ’s New
York City debut on the 92nd Street Y’s “Art of the
Guitar” series was enthusiastically received with several
standing ovations. Wrote Don Witter Jr. of the New York City Classical
Guitar Society, “The Canadian Guitar Quartet made one of
the greatest New York City Debuts of any artistic ensemble in
decades … STUNNING !!!”. "Les Scènes de
Quartiers", the group’s second CD, was awarded "Le
Prix Trille Or” for instrumental album of the year by the
"Association des Professionnels de la Chanson et de la Musique”.
at venues like the Glenn Gould Studio, the Palais Montcalm, the
National Gallery and participation in festivals like the Guitar
Foundation of America, Yale University “Guitar Extravanganza”,
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Ottawa’s Chamberfest
have allowed the CGQ to consolidate its international standing.
The original music of Patrick Roux and Louis Trépanier
combined with arrangements of great classical masterpieces make
a CGQ concert an unforgettable experience!
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