Performing Arts Trail 2017-18 Performances
Ô-Celli is a musical project, characterized by its originality and dynamic presentation in the world of classical music. Since its creation in 2010, through the initiative of Sébastien Walnier (Principal Cello of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels) and Alexandre Beauvoir (chamber musician), these eight musicians never fail to share their passion for the extraordinary richness of their instrument.
These celebrated chamber musicians are members of prominent European orchestras such as the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, National Opera of Paris, and the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
As with their adopted city of Brussels (Belgium), Ô-Celli is a cosmopolitan ensemble which is represented by five different nationalities.
Since its creation, Ô-Celli has had the honor of performing for numerous European festivals. Most notably, the International Cello Festival in Beauvais, the Flâneries musicales de Reims, the Festival Sully sur Loire (France), Festival Musiq’3 (Belgian National classical radio station), and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Belgium).
2017 was highlighted by Ô-Celli’s first international tour, performing from Ontario to Nova Scotia in Canada. In addition to this adventure they also broadened their horizons with concerts in Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Ô-Celli has already released two discs: “Ô-Celli fait son cinéma”(2013) and “Dances” (Fuga Libera-2015). A third recording is planned for 2018-2019 based upon the theme of Latino-Spanish music. The disc will be presented to the Canadian public during a tour of British Columbia in the Spring of 2019