In honour of Canada 150, we’re spending the week leading up to Canada Day shining the spotlight on some of Canada’s greatest classical artists!
Today is all about one of the world’s best-selling classical musicians – violinist Angele Dubeau. Angele’s career has spanned over 5 decades, and during that time she’s been a terrific champion of classical music both at home, and abroad. She was a true teenage prodigy. When she was just 16 years old, she obtained a master’s degree in music from the Conservatoire de Musique De Montreal, and then went on to study at the Julliard School of Music in New York. Since 1995, she has been the artistic director of “La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant”, a music festival in Mont-Tremblant, which attracts over 35,000 music lovers annually! In 1997, she founded La Pietà, an all-female, all-Canadian string ensemble. They quickly gained a reputation for being one of the country’s top chamber ensembles, performing in the nation’s most prestigious venues.
Angele Dubeau and La Pieta continue to reign supreme. In 2015, their album “Portrait: Ludovico Einaudi” was named “Best Contemporary Classical Violin Album” in the world by iTunes. Their latest album “Silence On Joue, Prise 2” was released in October of 2016. It features a number of popular pieces from film and television soundtracks, and it is currently still on Canada’s weekly list of best-selling classical music albums!
Not only has Angele Dubeau enjoyed the status of being a best-seller, she’s also a best-streamer. In the digital age, she’s one of the world’s most popular performers. Her recordings have been streamed a whopping 35-million times in over 100 different countries. For directing music festivals and founding chamber ensembles, and selling and streaming countless pieces of classical music, today we salute Angele Dubeau for being a great Canadian artist!