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Chamber Music and Collection Instruments

Monday, March 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Intimate Concert with OSM Musicians

The McCord Museum is pleased to welcome musicians from the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for a unique concert.

This event will allow you to discover the secrets that lie behind some exceptional collection instruments, lent to musicians of the OSM by generous patrons. Luthier Tom Wilder will demystify for you each one of these rare instruments before you can hear their rich sounds under the fingers of remarkable musicians.

Given in the presence of maestro Kent Nagano, this intimate concert will end with a cocktail to close the evening on a gourmet note.

Tickets: $125
Presentation in both languages.

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Arcangelo Corelli, Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 5 No. 12, “La follia”
Andrew Wan, violin
Philip Chiu, piano

Henri Vieuxtemps, Élégie for viola and piano, Op. 30
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Philip Chiu, piano

Benedetto Marcello, Sonata for cello and continuo in A minor, Op. 1, no 3. Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Allegro
Brian Manker, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, Allegro, Andante, Rondo
Andrew Wan, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Brian Manker, cello
Philip Chiu, piano


  • Andrew Wan
    He was appointed as Concertmaster of the OSM in 2008. He has performed with artists such as the Juilliard Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin, Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, and Emanuel Ax. In November of 2014 he recorded all three violin concertos of Saint-Saëns with the OSM and Kent Nagano. Andrew Wan’s 1744 Michel’Angelo Bergonzi violin is generously loaned by philanthropist David B. Sela.
  • Victor Fournelle-Blain
    Violist and violinist, he has established himself as one of Quebec’s most soughtafter soloists and chamber musicians. Member of the OSM since 2014, winner of McGill’s Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin award in 2014, he has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Orchestre Métropolitain and Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montréal.
    His J.-B. Vuillaume viola (1861) is generously loaned by Canimex.
  • Brian Manker
    He is the principal Cello of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1999. In addition to being a frequent concerto soloist with the OSM, he is a member of the highly acclaimed New Orford String Quartet. He can be heard on his 2010 recording of the complete Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suites.
    Brian Manker plays on a cello made by Pietro Guarneri of Venice in 1729, and a bow by Francois Peccatte loaned by Canimex.
  • Philip Chiu
    Lauded for the brilliance, colour and sensitivity of his playing, he has become one of Canada’s leading musicians. He performs regularly with Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow, and OSM concertmaster Andrew Wan. Philip Chiu is the inaugural recipient of the Prix Goyer (2015), in recognition of his artistic achievements and contribution to Canadian classical music.

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