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Montréal Guitare Trio
Photo by Annie Doyle
Usher in the festive season with the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada. For more than 20 years, Marc Morin, Glenn Lévesque, and Sébastien Dufour have performed hundreds of concerts in many of the most prestigious venues in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. With their unique, ingenious, and unbeatable touch, these three highly accomplished guitarists bring us some of the best music Christmas has to offer: The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), The Nightmare Before Christmas (Danny Elfman), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Guaraldi), and other holiday favourites!
ABOUT THE MONTRÉAL GUITARE TRIO (MG3)
Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 20 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence – where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand – have been winning over audiences around the world and have led them to noteworthy collaborations, in particular with the California Guitar Trio (GCT). Composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Glenn Lévesque and Sébastien Dufour, the trio has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for “Concert of the Year” in the Jazz & World Music category, MG3 has released eight albums, including Der Prinz on the Analekta label, which earned them a nomination at the ADISQ 2014 for the “Instrumental Album of the Year.” In January 2017, the trio launched Danzas at the Théâtre Outremont in Montreal. This 7th recording, nominated “Album of the Year” at the ADISQ 2017, pays tribute to the great composers of Spanish music, including Paco de Lucia and Manuel de Falla.
In May 2019, MG3 and CGT launched their 2nd opus, In a Landscape, at One World Theater in Austin, Texas. This album crowned ten years of musical collaboration between the two trios.
MG3 is currently preparing its new show MG3 plays Maestro Morricone, a vibrant tribute to this legendary Italian composer.