Elizabeth Dolin, cello
Lambert Chen, viola
Laurence Kayaleh, violin
Meagan Milatz, piano
Date: March 17, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 2E6
Admission: $20 at the door ($10 for students, 16 and under free) - cash or debit/credit
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - F minor Trio, op. 65
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Piano quartet Op. 47
Elizabeth Dolin is recognized as one of Canada's finest cellists, in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Canada and the United States, and as soloist with major Canadian orchestras.
In addition to being an active member of Montreal's chamber music scene, Ms. Dolin is Assistant Professor of Cello at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, as well as Professor of Cello at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She is also on faculty at Domaine Forget.
Elizabeth Dolin plays on a François Nicolas Voirin bow, graciously provided to her by the company CANIMEX INC. from Drummondville (Quebec), Canada.
Violist Lambert Chen is a member of Trio Sela and Voxpopuli Quartet. He has been invited as chamber musician by series and festivals in North America and Europe.
Recipient of the Golden Violin Award (Schulich School of Music of McGill University) and the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, Lambert has won prizes in the New England Conservatory Competition and OSM Competition, and has been a finalist of the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition.
Lambert is currently viola teacher and head of string department at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec. Since 2009, he spends his summers teaching at the Camp musical des Laurentides.
Laurence Kayaleh has performed as guest soloist with many distinguished orchestras. She has given major recitals in world centres including Paris, Montreal, Prague, Messina, Brussels, Zurich, Milan, Sofia, Dublin, Bern, Bologna, Moscow, Modena and Geneva. Le Figaro world-renowned critic, Pierre Petit, used the phrase "L'Archet Royal" to describe her golden tone. Invited to conduct violin masterclasses in the world, Ms. Kayaleh is member of jury in international music competitions. Canadian composer F.-H. Leclair, dedicated to her his piece for violin and piano "Le Retour des Oies".
She plays a magnificent 1742 Pietro Guarneri of Venice which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.
An experienced performer, Meagan Milatz has appeared as soloist with several Canadian orchestras including the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, and l'Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke. She was named by CBC as one of Canada's "30 hot classical musicians under 30" in 2019. Passionate as a collaborative pianist, Milatz is currently based in Montreal and works regularly with top musicians from l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Milatz began her studies in Saskatchewan and holds a Master's degree from McGill University. She subsequently spent a year studying collaborative repertoire with Philip Chiu. She was the winner of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.