Monday, July 22, 2013, 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Jacques Boucher is one of Canada’s finest organists, with a talent that is celebrated internationally. During his distinguished career, he’s been invited to play many of the great cathedral organs throughout France, and in a string of famous Paris churches including the Église de la Madeleine and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In Canada, Boucher is organist-in-residence at one of the country’s great churches, Montreal’s Église Saint-Jean Baptiste. For this concert, he will be collaborating with distinguished Montreal violinist Anne Robert to perform music that spans three centuries.
Violinist Anne Robert is known for her “deeply sensitive playing, sweetness of sound, dexterity and elegant phrasing” (The Strad, London). Her busy career as a chamber musician takes her regularly to Europe, the United States and Asia, as well as to all parts of Canada.
She is a member of the Trio Hochelaga, which she founded in 2000, and performs regularly with the organist Jacques Boucher. In addition, she is the director of Continuum, an artistic project providing support to carriers of genetic mutations predisposing them to cancer.
Among many other honours, Robert has earned the highest performance degrees from Indiana University, London’s Royal Academy of Music and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She played first violin in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for twelve years and was artistic director of the Maison Trestler Summer Music Festival in Vaudreuil-Dorion for seven years. The highly eclectic repertoire of her more than twenty-five CDs shows a pronounced interest in French music. Esteemed as a teacher, she is a professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Anne Robert plays a 1738 Carlo Antonio Testore violin.