Musicians of the Ensemble
Ensemble in varied configurations
ECM+ is a musical ensemble with a flexible instrumental structure which can, according to its needs, form a small ensemble of 6-8 soloists or a chamber orchestra of 15-20 musicians. This flexibility permits it to interpret a vast repertoire of primarily Canadian contemporary works, but also includes international contemporary and classical repertoire.
Who are our musicians?
All virtuosos, ECM+ musicians enthusiastically rise to all musical challenges presented by composers. In concert, on CDs, and in the heat of action during composers' public workshops, these musicians regularly win praise from critics. "[...]musicians who surely are among the finest in the country, under a conductor whose intense devotion to the promulgation of new music in Canada is almost legendary." (Douglas Hughes, The Georgia Straight) "Véronique Lacroix's superbe Ensemble contemporain de Montréal consisted of nine players with an astonising command of the modern techniques." (Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle Herald)
For more than twenty years ECM+ has worked in close collaboration with the best soloists and artists from here and elsewhere to present breathtaking musical events. Some collaborations with dance, the visual arts, film and with well-known ensembles. Among ECM+'s contributors over the years, we can name: pianist Louise Bessette, Norwegian ensemble Bit 20, dance companies Flak and Cas public, soprano Natalie Choquette, violinist Jonathan Crow, Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, director Philippe Gagnon, cellist Matt Haimovitz, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, animation director Chris Hinton, choreographers Dominique Porte and Isabelle Van Grimde, Bande Magnétik, string quartet Arthur Leblanc and Bozzini and many more. To learn more, visit our archives.