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Vincent Lauzer: Trio Sonatas

The Canadian recorder virtuoso played Vivaldi and French baroque sonatas.

Program

  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Trio Sonata in A Minor, RV 86
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755), Trio Sonata in E Minor No. 3, Op.36
  • Georg Philip Telemann (1681–1767), Fantasia #9 in G Minor (orig. E Minor), TWV 40:10
  • Nicolas Chédeville (1705–1782), Sonata in G Major (orig. A Major) No. 4, Op.13, RV 59
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Trio Sonata in A Minor No. 5, Op.37

Musicians

  • Vincent Lauzer, recorder
  • Mathieu Lussier, baroque bassoon
  • Amanda Keesmaat, baroque cello
  • Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord
  • Sylvain Bergeron, baroque guitar

Révélation Radio-Canada 2013–2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), recorder player Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University, where he studied with Matthias Maute. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in New-Brunswick. In October 2018, his recording of Vivaldi's concertos with Arion Baroque Orchestra was awarded a Diapason d'Or by the French magazine Diapason. On March 22, Lauzer performed virtually with Music of the Americas as part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music in the region.

Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a scholarship given to promising young Canadian musicians for the development of an international career. Lauzer received the Béatrice-Kennedy-Bourbeau Award at the Prix d’Europe 2015. In 2012, he won first prize at the Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition and the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. In 2009, he was awarded the first prize and the audience appreciation prize in the Montreal International Recorder Competition. Lauzer is a member of Flûte Alors! and Les Songes, two ensembles with whom he has toured Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales Canada. Lauzer regularly performs as a soloist with Arion Baroque Orchestra, La Bande Montréal Baroque, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy. He has played in various series and festivals in Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, and Belgium. Lauzer teaches at the Université du Québec à Montréal, at CAMMAC music camp, for the Montreal Recorder Society, for the Toronto Early Music Players Organization and at Université de Montréal’s École des Jeunes.

In his Music of the Americas debut, Lauzer was joined by a stellar group of early music specialists in a delightful concert of Trio Sonatas by Vivaldi and two of his French contemporaries. The concert was recorded in December 2020 in Quebec.