MitBravour Concerts - September, October 2018


The Series continues with 3 exciting concerts in the fall 2018. Join us in this intimate venue, where each performance will be followed by a friendly audience/performers gathering. Tasteful wines and canapés will be offered during or after each concert.

Seats are limited. There is no ticket sale, although a donation at the door of 30$ per person would be welcome.  A reservation will be mandatory in order to attend, and in case of a cancellation a notice would be welcomed (if possible 72 hours before the event) so that people in the waiting list might be contacted. If you wish to reserve your spot please write an e.mail to [email protected] mentioning which concert you would like to attend.

Concerts will take place at 30 Rue De Saint-Malo, Gatineau (Aylmer), J9J 1J7, in the beautiful neighbourhood of Parc Champlain. Location is not far from downtown Ottawa, and there is plenty of parking on the street. Please notice that starting time has changed. Concerts will start at 7.30PM and we suggest to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the concert.

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Mauro Bertoli - Artistic Director

SEPTEMBER 14th (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM

LES SOEURS DESPAX, violin and cello

Cendrine Despax (violin) and Valérie Despax (cello) are both members of the Quatuor Despax and the Quatuor Sabayon. Their chamber music careers have led them to play in several festivals and concert series in Canada and in Europe. From 2011 to 2013, Quatuor Despax was the resident quartet at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Montreal. Since September 2013, the quartet has maintained residence at the Church Notre-Dame-de-la-Guadeloupe in Gatineau with their own series of concerts. They are also part of the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau (OSG) from the foundation thereof, in 2007. These musicians work in the artistic life of the Outaouais in several formations, including symphonic, pop and other music. Cendrine and Valérie Despax are the founders of the festival "L’Art de la Musique | The Art of Music", which takes place in Gatineau during the summer in July.

The program includes music by Kodaly, Halvorsen and others

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SEPTEMBER 28th (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM


Considered among the most promising guitarists of their generation, Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan form an exciting and unique duo that focuses on expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire through commissions and collaborations with living composers. Currently completing doctorates at McGill University with acclaimed guitarist Jérôme Ducharme, Cicchillitti (Dmus., 2022) and Cowan (Dmus., 2019) present daring and virtuosic programs featuring new music for the guitar from prominent Canadian composers as well as a mix of their own arrangements of impressionist works from 20th century France and Spain. Having recently collaborated on an album of Spanish guitar music under the Analekta label, these two long-time friends and award-winning guitarists will tour the Canadian East
with Debut Atlantic in 2018. Their next album with Analekta will feature the music of multiple generations of celebrated Canadian composers and will be released in August 2019.

The program includes music by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Milhaud, Turina, Rodrigo, Roux, Noble and others

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OCTOBER 12th (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM


From Prince Edward Island, Julia MacLaine performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician, in music ranging from classical to contemporary, and from ‘world’ to her own compositions. The New York Times recently noted her “compelling serenity” and “grace” in her performance of Schumann’s Cello Concerto with The Knights in Central Park. In New York, Julia is a member of The Knights, and is co-founder of Decoda, a collective that produces chamber music residencies around the world. In Montreal, she is the cellist of the duo Moon Palace, with horn-player Louis-Pierre Bergeron, of the Parcival Project and String Quartet, as well as Artistic Director of the “Ahuntsic en fugue” Chamber Music Festival. She is also an artist of the SAMS (Société pour les arts en milieux de santé), a program that brings music to hospitals and health centers in Montreal. Julia studied at McGill University and at The Juilliard School. She joins the National Arts Centre Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cellist.

Mauro Bertoli, pianist, born in Brescia, Italy, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity. He performs regularly for important Festivals and in major concert halls through Europe, Asia, North and South America. He has also been awarded the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize for young interpreters and was the recipient of the Italian prize Giuseppe Sinopoli Award, awarded personally by Giorgio Napolitano, the ex-President of the Italian Republic. Mauro Bertoli lives in Ottawa, Canada, since March 2009, and currently occupies the position of Piano Accompanist at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau. He is also part time Piano Professor at Ottawa University. 

The program will focus on Beethoven and his sonatas for cello and piano




PATRONS (700$): Campbell Margaret 

BENEFACTORS (150$): Anonymous (3), Dooley Denis, Greenberg Evelyn, Morrison Elisabeth, Tayler Joan C. and Hageraats Peter

SUPPORTERS (40$): Moren Sharon, Roger Neil