Duo Milot & Bareil
Harp & Violin
“Harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil offer exquisite sonority and complicity through their dynamic performances.” – Journal Pioneer
Milot & Bareil are more than two musicians on stage, they are a couple in life. Since 2006, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil have offered performances marked by an exceptional artistry both through their live performances and their recordings. With custom made arrangements and transcription by Antoine Bareil, the duo’s unique signature highlights the similarities and differences of the two musicians and their two instruments.
Both Valérie and Antoine were awarded the prestigious Prix avec grande distinction upon completion of their studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières. Valerie won the prestigious Prix d’Europe scholarship and went on to perfect her art in New York under the tutelage of Rita Costanzi. Meanwhile, Antoine pursued his studies with Paul Roczek at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in Austria.
Together, Duo Milot & Bareil have collaborated on several critically acclaimed recordings including Old Friends – A Classical Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel (2011) and Around Christmas (2012). They also participated in numerous radio broadcasts together and in collaboration with various artists.
In addition to her busy schedule with the Duo Milot & Bareil, Valerie leads an active career as a soloist and chamber music musician. She is regularly invited as a soloist with orchestras such as Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie and Angèle Dubeau & La Pieta. She has also performed numerous times on the international scene, particularly in Geneva (Switzerland), in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and France. Antoine has given concerts in more than a dozen countries. He is a member of Quartango since 2009 and is concertmaster of the Laval Symphony Orchestra since 2013. He plays on a violin made by Vuillaume and a bow made by Voirin, courtesy of Canimex.
The relationship of the performers and their passion for the music played is the foundation of Duo Milot & Bareil. Performing Duos & Duels, this unique program highlights the dynamics between the violin and harp. A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil offer performances marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection. While some works pair the instruments as a beautifully intertwined duo, other works pit them in an artistic battle of virtuosity. In English or French, the duo takes time to explain the instruments, tell stories about the music, and share anecdotes about their own experiences.
Concert Performance Schedule
Thursday, February 2/17
Station Arts Centre
Station Arts Centre Theatre
Saturday, February 4/17
Chautaqua Edson Art Council
Red Brick Theatre
Sunday, February 5/17
Stettler Variety Showcase
Performing Arts Centre
Thursday, February 9/17
Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11/17
Wainwright Encore Entertainment Society
Wainright Communiplex Theatre
Sunday, February 12/17
Tuesday, February 14/17
Kindersley & District Arts Council
Norman Ritchie Community Centre
Swift Current SK
Wednesday, February 15/17
Swift Current Allied Arts Council
Sky Centre Theatre
Spruce Grove AB
Saturday, April 1/17
Horizon Stage Theatre
Sunday, April 2/17
Regina Musical Club
Riddell Centre Theatre
Fort McMurray AB
Tuesday, April 4/17
As of November 30, 2016. Performance dates and venues are subject to change. Full length concerts, schools shows, workshops & master classes may be scheduled in addition to the concerts listed.
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