Chamber Music Workshops
The Arthur LeBlanc Quartet (QAL) is coming for a visit. During
its stay, advanced students at your institution have an
opportunity to sit in for one of the members of the quartet
during two or three rehearsals and perhaps even perform at a
special concert organized for the occasion!
This master class approach is designed to give young musicians
an insight into the creative aspects of performing as part of
an established professional group. The formula can also be
applied to chamber music for other ensembles besides the string
quartet (piano trio, flute quartet, clarinet quintet, etc.)
Issues of ensemble playing and balance, the structure and style
of the piece and musical expression in general.
Works are chosen from among the current chamber music
literature, at the suggestion of teachers and in cooperation
with the QAL.
Rehearsals are structured around two or three sessions, each
lasting about one hour. In preparation for the final concert,
students selected by the QAL may also profit from additional
time during the dress rehearsal.
Advanced students interested in chamber music and attending
colleges, universities or conservatories, whether they are
already members of existing groups or soloists.
Nicolas Desjardins, former Executive Director, Jeunesses
Musicales du Canada :
"The Arthur LeBlanc Quartet toured for our
organization in Ontario, New Brunswick and Québec...where we
asked them to meet with young people, play with them and talk
to them. They took this challenge seriously, using humour,
their love of music and their ability to relate to the public,
and were an outstanding success."