Our artists

Madeleine OwenMadeleine Owen
Artistic Director, lute, theorbo, Baroque guitar

Described by critics as “a breath of fresh air” (Le Droit) and praised for her “excellent theorbo continuo playing” (The Ottawa Citizen), Madeleine Owen began playing the guitar at the age of seven. After university studies in classical guitar, she has gone… more


Sara LackieSara Lackie
Baroque triple harp

Sara Lackie is one of the few harpists in Canada to specialize in the Baroque triple harp, a lesser known historical instrument which has only been revived in recent years. Based in Montreal, she is in demand as a continuo specialist and accompanist both… more


Vincent LauzerVincent Lauzer
recorders

Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University, where he studied with Matthias Maute. His first solo CD, “Passaggi” got released in September 2013 and… more


Marie-Laurence PrimeauMarie-Laurence Primeau
viola da gamba

Versatile artist, Marie-Laurence Primeau is an experienced recorder player and is also now establishing a solid reputation as a viola da gamba player and baroque dancer. The complementarity of these arts gives a particular dimension to her… more


Sari TsujiSari Tsuji
Baroque violin

Sari Tsuji currently performs with some of Canada’s leading period music orchestras, including Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Aradia Ensemble, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra under the direction of internationally acclaimed musicians Jaap ter Linden… more


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Marie-Michel BeauparlantMarie-Michel Beauparlant
Baroque cello

Marie-Michel Beauparlant holds a diploma from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (2005), a Master’s degree in performance from Rice University (2008) and a Doctorat of Musical Arts in performance from Stony Brook University (2014). She … more


Frédéric ChiassonFrédéric Chiasson
composer

Frédéric Chiasson was born in 1978, in Lamèque, a small town of New Brunswick (Canada). After studying saxophone and obtaining Premiers Prix of the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt and École nationale de musique de Guéret (France), he returns… more


Alexa Raine-WrightAlexa Raine-Wright
flutes

Equally at ease on the Baroque flute and recorder, American/Canadian Alexa Raine-Wright has shared her passion and talent for early music with audiences across the United States and Canada in solo, chamber and orchestral performances.

Winner of several national and international competitions … more


Rafael Sánchez Guevara
Rafael Sánchez Guevara
viola da gamba

Born in Mexico City, Rafael Sánchez Guevara plays viola da gamba and cello, focusing on historical and rhetorical performance of several musical styles. He holds a Bachelor degree in Cello Performance from the National Autonomous University of Mexico … more