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About

“collectif9 takes the future of classical music by the hand, giving it a serious rejuvenation.”

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Known for their innovative programming and unique approach to chamber music, Juno-nominated Montreal string nonet collectif9 performs “with an infectious energy and vigour that grabs an audience’s attention” (The WholeNote). Since their 2011 debut, collectif9 has performed numerous concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia. As performers of classical and contemporary music, the ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the agility of a chamber ensemble. collectif9 operates on the premise that a change of context can influence communication and experience. collectif9 presents new programmes every season in Montréal, Canada, and their national and international touring schedule includes performances in chamber music series, festivals, universities, and more. Highlights include concerts in the Festival de Música de Morelia (Mexico), La Folle journée de Nantes (France), Festival de Lanaudière (Québec), Shenzhen Concert Hall (China), and Sound Unbound (Barbican Centre, London). ​The ensemble continually explores new repertoire and new artistic partnerships with composers, video artists, poets, lighting designers, and other inspired collaborators, to create multidisciplinary projects that come to life in acoustic or amplified settings. They have released several albums, including 2 with European label Alpha Classics - the re-release of the group’s 2nd album, No Time for Chamber Music (2021), was nominated for classical album of the year (small ensemble) at the 2022 JUNO Awards, and the release of Vagues et ombres (2022) has been described as “spellbinding” (PAN M 360), a “superb reinterpretation of Debussy” (Classique News). collectif9 will release their fourth album, Rituæls, in 2023. In addition to their albums, the group has released a series of three film-concerts, live performances filmed with a cinematographic approach. Inspired by the processes of other artistic movements, collectif9 continually searches for new ways of expression within the classical medium, fostering communication and collaboration between artists of all kinds and members of society. The group is also committed to the preparation of specially-designed school shows and presentations, masterclasses, and workshops. Created specifically for their intended group, collectif9’s educational activities focus on energy, shared experiences, and exploration. collectif9 has received a great deal of support and encouragement, and is very grateful to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and FACTOR.

Musicians

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Thibault Bertin-Maghit​​, double bass

Chloe Chabanole, violin

Scott Chancey​​, viola

Jeremiah Cloutier, cello

John Corban, violin

Yubin Kim​, violin

Xavier Lepage-Brault​​​​​, viola

Robert Margaryan, violin

TJ Skinner, violin

Andrea Stewart​​, cello

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