March 03, 2007 06:00 ET

Analekta: A Second Gold Record for Angele Dubeau at Last Night's 30-Year Career Anniversary Celebration

"30 Years: Something to Celebrate!"

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 3, 2007) - Yesterday, on Friday, March 2 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts, Angele Dubeau celebrated in grand style her 30-year career anniversary, surrounded by her closest musical friends and colleagues. An artist who has always expressed the desire to bring her love of classical music to the larger public, Angele was awarded her second Gold Record for the 51,134 copies sold of her album "Infernal Violins," released in 2000 and in 2003.

Marie-Claude Fichault, president of Select Distribution, announced this achievement, just before the last piece on the concert program: "Happy Birthday", in Angele's honour. The violinist is likely the only Canadian classical soloist to receive two Gold Records; She received her first in 1995 for "On Wings of Song". Internationally acclaimed, Angele Dubeau has sold over 300,000 records throughout her career to date. "Over all these years, I have held close these words of Telemann: Music is not the privilege of the elite, it is the pleasure of all," comments Angele.

The concert, presented as part of the MONTREAL HIGHLIGHTS FESTIVAL, was hosted by Francois Dompierre, a long-time friend of Angele. She was joined by pianist Anton Kuerti, cellist Yuli Turovsky, who had been her professor of chamber music, the legendary Oliver Jones, who had first introduced her to jazz, and her all-female ensemble La Pieta, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. "I chose to celebrate my 30 years with the people who have played an important role in my life" adds Angele.

Together, they performed works by Enescu, Schubert and Brahms. It was with palpable pleasure that Angele and Oliver Jones played several jazz standards, and also a work created especially for Angele on this occasion: "The Angel and Mr. Jones". The audience was also charmed by "The Four Seasons of La Pieta", inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The world premiere was commissioned by Espace musique by four renowned Quebec composers: Simon Leclerc (Spring), Jose Evangelista (Summer), Linda Bouchard (Autumn) and Serge Arcuri (Winter).

Espace musique Broadcast

The concert was recorded by Espace musique, Radio-Canada's music station (100.7 FM), and will be aired on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 12 noon, to the great pleasure of Angele's fans.

A SOLO CD for a 30-year Career

On February 6th, Angele Dubeau released SOLO, a new recording in which she interprets a variety of repertoire for solo violin from 1733, the year her Stradivarius was created, until today, including Locatelli, Piazzolla, Campagnoli and Dave Brubeck, among others. SOLO is available in two versions: regular CD and a deluxe limited edition CD + DVD with video and audio surround sound 5.1.

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