Trio de l'Île
IMPETUS LUMINOSITY AUDACIOUSNESS
These are the three elements at the centre of the musical essence that the Trio de l’Île offers its public.
The word Île has its origins in the former name of Ville de Laval: Île Jésus, where the trio was founded.
The name Trio de l’Île also reflects the interconnectedness, originality, and spirit of the trio’s performances.
Recipients of grants from the Fondation de soutien aux arts de Laval (FSAL), the members of Trio de l’Île have used their residency as invited artists to the Les Déjeuners croissants-musique series produced by the Maison des Arts de Laval to promote the philanthropic work of the foundation. The strong classical music education and background of these FSAL ambassadors can be seen, heard and felt in their rigorous interpretations.
Impetus, luminosity, audaciousness, but above all, passion and candor for perfection.
Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Babadjanian, Piazzolla, Debussy, Shostakovich… One can always be assured that the Trio de l’Île will brilliantly take on the most demanding of all musical challenges and offer performances of the highest caliber.
Of Armenian descent, mastering five languages alongside the artistry and the spectrum of skills required to play Liszt and Prokofiev, the pianist Patil Harboyan brings a unique and fascinating facet to the Trio de l’Île.
Patil Harboyan’s career encompasses various facets of the musical profession, ranging from solo performances, to chamber music, to teaching. Her musical journey has started in Lebanon leading her all the way to a doctorate from Stonybrook University (New York). She is also renowned for numerous prizes and grants. Some of Patil’s long list of honours include: first prizes at the Margo Babikian Piano competitionas well as the Armenian Allied Arts Association, Radio-Canada Prize, first prize at the Trois-Rivières Symphony Competition, grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Patil Harboyan’s performance on stage with the Fibonacci Trio,as well as her debut appearance at Weill RecitalHallat Carnegie Hallwith the Ararat Trioattracted the attention of the media. Critically acclaimed in several reviews, the recording of Music from Armenia for cello and piano(Heather Tuach, cello, and Patil Harboyan, piano, under the label Divine Arts, London, U.K.) has earned the appreciation of the Gramophone magazine describing it as "a delightful disc of discoveries...rich…played with unaffected simplicity."
Patil’s life is not limited to practicing, performing or teaching piano at the Schulich School of Music (McGill University). Delving into the wealth of her Armenian culture and the wealth of her family, Patil also enjoys offering her colleagues culinary delicacies and taking pride in her young children’s Lego block creations!
Winner of the grand prize in the Prix d'Europe 2018 and listed among the « 30 Hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 », he is surrounded by music from an early age. First trained at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréaland then at the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal, Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy plays, arranges, composes, and enjoys Rock music just as much as he does Classical music. In 2012, Maestro Alain Trudel included Dominique’s arrangement of Metallica’s song, One, in the concert season of the Laval Symphony, and in 2014, Maestro Trudel conducted one of Dominique’s compositions: La Chasse-Galerie.
Just as the other members of the trio, Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy is the recipient of various prizes, grants and numerous honours as a soloist and a chamber music player, such as first prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, at the Festival-Concours de musique de Sorel (chamber music category), the Peter Mendell Award (2017), chosen soloist of the Conservatoire de Montréal String Orchestra andSymphony Orchestra, as well as a participant of cello masterclasses and advanced training sessions under the direction of renowned cellists such as Alisa Weilerstein, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Raphael Wallfisch, Philippe Muller, Antonio Meneses, and Emmanuelle Bertrand.
In 2014, Dominique, along with three friends from the Conservatoire, founded the Andara Quartet. In 2015, following a proposal from Isabelle Tremblay of the Maison des Arts de Laval, Dominique co-founded the Trio de l’Île. More recently, another project has come to light: this time, in collaboration with Marie-Pier Allard, BOA, a unique approach to progressive instrumental music. Practising and composing through early morning hours and throwing himself whole-heartedly into adventures, Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy stands out through the originality of his work.
Dominique plays a David Tecchler (1704) cello and a Pierre Simon (v.1885) bow, all graciously made available to him by Canimex Inc from Drummondville (QC), Canada.
For Uliana Drugova, music comes to life in every gesture that she makes and every breath that she takes. Music is her reason for living, her lifelong quest. Finalist and prize-winner in many different competitions such as the Canadian Music Competition, recipient of numerous prizes and grants, Uliana Drugova’s performance on stage has obtained considerable success throughout Québec. As a guest soloist for the Laval Symphony and the Arkea Ensemble, as a founding member of the Voxpopuli quartet and of the Trio de l’Île, Uliana is able to communicate true emotions to her audience through her dazzling playing and masterful technique.
Uliana Drugova is interested in everything revolving around music. During her doctorate studies, performance and musicology were intertwined, and this had her wandering in every dusty corner of the archival areas of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The result of her research - on the evolution of the American School of Violin through its Russian and Franco-Belgian roots - continues to create the interest of the musical community throughout the world. Uliana Drugova is a sought after conference speaker, her presentation at the renowned La Spezia international music conference received great reviews.
If she cannot be found at the violin maker’s, in rehearsal, immersed in old documents, or sitting in orchestra, Uliana can probably be found passing on her musical skills and sharing her musical talent with her students at the École de musique Vincent d’Indyand at the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal.
Despite her busy lifestyle, nothing stands in Uliana’s way and keeps her from enjoying the moment and spreading her contagious laugh… And, as soon as her schedule permits, she indulges in her passion for travel.