The Canadian Guitar Quartet, featuring Julien Bissaillon, Renaud CÃ´tÃ©-GiguÃ¨re, Bruno Roussel and Louis TrÃ©panier
Since its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has toured extensively in 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 has appeared with orchestra across Canada, and has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs.
The quartet has been broadcast on both CBC and Radio-Canada, has had a special performance feature on Bravo! Television, was featured in the webcast at Chicagoâs Northwestern University, on CBCâs overseas networks, and in various international magazines. Following the CGQâs first concert at the 92Street Y in New York, part of the Art of the Guitar series, Don Witter Jr., of the New York Classical Guitar Society, wrote: âThe Canadian Guitar Quartet made one of the greatest New York City Debuts of any artistic ensemble in decades â¦ STUNNING !!!â.
Concerts in some of Canadaâs most prestigious concert halls, such as the Winspear Center, the Palais Montcalm, the Glenn Gould Studio, and National Gallery of Canada, as well as their performances in seminal events such as the Guitar Foundation of Americaâs annual convention, Yaleâs Guitar Extravaganza, the Norfolk and Ottawa chamber music festivals, have allowed the Canadian Guitar Quartet to develop an international reputation. The mix of dynamic original music and classical masterpieces make a CGQ concert an unforgettable experience.
âThe Canadian Guitar Quartet tackles all with great brilliance and an optimal mastery of their instrumentsâ (Guitart magazine â ITALY).
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