Piazzolla Tribute

ARTISTS

Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello
Christ Habib, guitar

Astor Piazzolla was born in 1921 in the Argentinian city of Mar del Plata. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this famous composer, our guitar and cello duo will take you on a voyage through the sounds of the greatest inspirations of his youth. From Bach to Ginastera, from Bartók to the great jazz musician Ellington, we will explore the musical career and inner journey of the bandoneonist who became the greatest tango composer of the 20th century.

 

A first look at the repertoire*

A. PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)
Verano Porteño
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J.S. BACH (1685-1750)
Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028
III. Andante
LISTEN

B. BARTOK (1881-1945)
Romanian Folk Dances
LISTEN

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello
Recipient of the 2018 Prix d’Europe, the 2021 Choquette-Symcox Prize, and the 2017 Peter Mendell Award, cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy is ranked among the “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30” (CBC Music, 2018). He is a two-time First Prize winner at the Canadian Music Competition and performs as a soloist with several orchestras, such as the Orchestre symphonique de Laval and the Ensemble Volte. Dominique is an acclaimed and committed chamber musician and is the founding member of the Trio de l’Île and Quatuor Andara. He also joined the renowned Trio Hochelaga in 2018.

Dominique is also a composer and won Third Prize in the 2020 Home Sweet Home composition contest organized by the JM Canada Foundation. Two of his compositions have been performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval under conductor Alain Trudel. He is a founding member of the BOA experience duo, an instrumental music project that only plays original compositions.

Dominique holds a master’s degree in performance from the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music, which he obtained under Yegor Dyachkov. During his training, he attended several master classes, notably with Mischa Maisky, Alisa Weilerstein, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Raphaël Wallfisch, Philippe Muller and Richard Aaron.

Dominique plays on a David Tecchler cello (1704) and a Pierre Simon bow (c. 1855), both courtesy of Canimex Inc. of Drummondville (QC), Canada.

 

Christ Habib, guitar
With an exciting and promising carrier in expansion, Christ Habib is becoming well known as an incredibly passionate musician who displays perseverance, discipline, and enthusiasm.

This musician has distinguished himself on several occasions, particularly through numerous competitions that he has won or of which he has been classified as a finalist, such as the first prize in classical guitar at the National Music Festival (FCMF) in Saskatoon (2019).

As well as stand-out appearances in numerous national and international competitions, Christ was recently named one of Canada’s Top 30 Classical Musicians Under 30 (2020 edition). In October, 2020 he made his debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, with renowned conductor Alexander Shelley in a performance of Canadian composer Jacques Hétu’s Concerto for Guitar and Strings, Op.56.

In 2019, he capped-off 12 years of studying at the Gatineau Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Patrick Roux with a Master’s Degree and the Prize in Chamber Music.

He also had the chance to perfect his art by studying with many Masters throughout the Boston International Guitar Academy and the Domaine Forget International Academy.

 

*JM Canada reserves the right to modify the repertoire without prior notice.

 

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