Ô-Celli

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Friday, April 5, 2019 – 7:30pm
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

Ô-Celli is a musical project, characterized by its originality and dynamic
presentation, in the world of classical music. Since its creation in 2010,
through the initiative of Sébastien Walnier (Principal Cello of the Théâtre
Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels) and Alexandre Beauvoir (chamber
musician), these eight musicians never fail to share their passion for the
extraordinary richness of their instrument.
These celebrated chamber musicians are members of prominent European
orchestras such as the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, National Opera of
Paris, and the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
As with their adopted city of Brussels (Belgium), Ô-Celli is a cosmopolitan
ensemble which is represented by five different nationalities.
Since its creation, Ô-Celli has had the honor of performing for numerous
European festivals. Most notably, the International Cello Festival in
Beauvais, the Flâneries musicales de Reims, the Festival Sully sur Loire
(France), Festival Musiq’3 (Belgian National classical radio station), and
the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Belgium).
2017 was highlighted by Ô-Celli’s first international tour, performing
from Ontario to Nova Scotia in Canada. In addition to this adventure they
also broadened their horizons with concerts in Switzerland and
Luxembourg.
Ô-Celli has already released two discs: “Ô-Celli fait son cinéma”(2013)
and “Dances” (Fuga Libera-2015). A third recording is planned for
2018-2019 based upon the theme of Latino-Spanish music. The disc will
be presented to the Canadian public during a tour of British Columbia in
the Spring of 2019.