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
Assistant Director, 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

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

Vincent LauzerVincent Lauzer

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


Sallynee AmawatSallynee Amawat
Baroque violin

Originally from Chicago USA, violinist Sallynee Amawat began her musical studies at the age of 3. Her musical education includes professional and graduate studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the University of Hartford (United States) and McGill University … more

Anne-Marie GardetteAnne-Marie Gardette

A native of France, Anne-Marie Gardette has danced and taught for many years with the Parisian company Ris et Danceries. She has taken part in major productions with the Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants under the direction of William Christie … more

Stephanie ManiasStephanie Manias

Canadian soprano Stephanie Manias is a rising star of the North American concert stage, known for her lush voice and captivating stage presence. Based in Montreal, she is heard regularly as a soloist and chorister with some of Canada’s most celebrated ensembles … more

David MenziesDavid Menzies

Montreal-based tenor David Menzies has been praised as a “powerhouse performer” with “exceptionally clear control of diction” in performances of music from the baroque to contemporary.

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