Ensemble Transmission

Montréal-based Ensemble Transmission (2008-17) was a collective of six musicians, independent thinkers and producers playing mostly modern and contemporary music from solo to sextet – without a conductor! Its main collaborators have been Guy Pelletier (flute), Lori Freedman (clarinet), Alain Giguère (violin), Julie Trudeau (cello), Julien Grégoire (percussion) and Brigitte Poulin (piano).

During its 10 year of existence, Ensemble Transmission has played 60 concerts in Montreal and has premiered more than 50 works. Invited by the Xenakis Project of the Americas to give a recital in New York, the ensemble has toured in France, Cyprus and across Canada. Two albums – ‘Folklore imaginaire’ (Naxos) and ‘Transmission’ represent the Ensemble.


Ensemble Transmission prove terrific advocates of works by Ana Sokolović

— Bruce Reader, The Classical Reviewer

Ensemble Transmission offers a remarkable series of performances with careful attention to the tiniest details of sound, realizing with particular beauty Sokolovic’s crackling rhythmic language and most delicate, intimate ensemble passages.

Cecilia Livingston, Musicworks

The music wears well and leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction that one has encountered significant modern contemporary music.

Grego Applegate Edwards, Classical-Modern Music Review

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