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.
Having just recently launched its first album, Trio de l’Ile is a finalist for the 24th edition of the Opus Awards in the “Concert de l’année-Musique classique, romantique, postromantique, impressioniste” category.
Recipients of grants from the Fondation de soutien aux arts de Laval (FSAL), the members of Trio de l’Île have used during 5 years 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.
Described as “… a musician of exceptional intelligence who stands out whether playing chamber music or solo…,” Patil Harboyan is a Montreal-based Armenian pianist who leads a versatile musical career as a performer, chamber musician and teacher.
Ms. Harboyan holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Stonybrook University, where she studied with Gilbert Kalish on a full scholarship. She has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout North America. Ms. Harboyan has collaborated with some of the best musicians of our time, such as Kimy McLaren, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Aline Kutan, the Fibonacci Trio and members of the Fitzwilliam Quartet. She is a founding member of the Ararat Trio, which had its debut appearance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, in 2007, as well as the Trio de l’Île which performs regularly throughout Québec. Her recording with cellist Heather Tuach called “Music from Armenia” (Divine Art Records) was described in Gramophone as a “delightful disc of discoveries”. The duo presented the recording in concert at Carnegie Hall in 2015.
Parallel to her performing career, Patil is also an active pedagogue. She is on the Piano Faculty at the Schulich School of Music (McGill University) and also teaches in the Department of Music at the University of Québec in Montreal.
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.
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.
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.
Uliana Drugova currently teaches violin at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal as well as at the Collegial level at the Ecole de Musique Vincent d'Indy (violin and chamber music). She is also an academic advisor at the Ecole des Jeunes of the University of Montreal on behalf of the administration and professors. She is regularly invited to to be on jury panels for competitions/exams and to give masterclass at various academic institutions across Quebec.