Personal Summary / Bio
Pallade Musica brings together four of Montreal's most promising Early Music performers. Grand Prize winners at the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in New York, October 2012, the quartet consists of Tanya LaPerrière, Baroque violon, Elinor Frey, Baroque cello, Esteban La Rotta, theorbo, and Mylène Bélanger, harpsichord. The members of Pallade Musica have varied backgrounds, coming from Quebec, the USA, and Colombia, and have studied at McGill, ESMuC Barcelona, Civica Scuola di Milano, Scuola Cantorum Basiliensis, Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, and the Juilliard School. Already featured at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival Montréal Baroque, Festival Alexandria, Toronto Music Garden, and as guests with VivaVoce, Pallade Musica’s interpretations have earned praise as “excellent...balanced and smartly paced,” and “a crack continuo squad” (Montreal Gazette).
In 2013-2014 season Pallade Musica will record its first CD, seventeenth century Venetian music, forthcoming on the ATMA label, and will offer its second Montréal season at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours. They will also perform at Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Now (WI), the Chicago Cultural Center, in Bogotà, Colombia, and the Connecticut and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals, among others.