Angèle Dubeau has always stood out for the quality of her playing, her adventurous musical undertakings and her irreproachable artistic journey. An artist very much her own and a musician of her time, the violinist has often found a source of inspiration and an important influence in contemporary works. The new album Max Richter: Portrait by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is a striking addition to the Portrait series, music of great depth and acute sensitivity.
“In the past ten years, I have recorded a number of musical portraits of great contemporary composers. Their music has increasingly been calling out to me, and it punctuates beautifully the repertoire featured on the 40 albums I have recorded. The more I listen to composers gravitating around the minimalist movement, the more I want to interpret their music. I enjoy the moments of introspection that these works bring. Perhaps this has to do with maturity?
Among the composers who have and will continue to have an impact on the intellectual and musical life of their time, there is Max Richter. My new Portrait album is devoted to his impressive body of powerful and original works. I have selected 16 pieces with his unique signature, which I revisit here with my violin and my orchestra, La Pietà.”
– Angèle Dubeau O.C., C.Q., DFA
© Luc Robitaille
One of the most prominent violin virtuosos of her generation, Angèle Dubeau has been leading an exceptional career for over 40 years in the great concert halls of the world. While her virtuosity and musicality have seduced critics, the public has adopted Angèle Dubeau for her captivating music, her uncommon gift as a communicator, her generosity and her outstanding ability to connect with her audience.
She has garnered many awards over the years, and she is one of the rare classical violinists in the world to have been awarded gold records. She has sold over 600,000 albums in her career and the works from the violinist’s discography have been streamed over 35 million times across more than 100 countries.