We need you to help us bring the gift of classical guitar to Toronto!
Your support is essential to everything the Guitar Society is and does. Here’s a recent example of how our donors are helping young artists: your donations have helped grow our President’s Bursary Award to a minimum of $1,000 per year – enough to make a real difference in the career of a talented young guitarist. We’ll announce the winner at our January concert, and showcase them in a performance at the Toronto Guitar Weekend in April.
Donors not only help us bring the best artists in the world to Toronto: with your help, we can pay our artists fees that reflect the quality of the contribution they make to the world of music. Your support also helps us bring the gift of classical guitar to new audiences, both old and young, through concerts in schools and retirement homes, our community orchestra and support for emerging artists.
With many thanks,
Thierry Begin-Lamontagne (Canada)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 | 8PM
Church of St. Peter and St. Simon, 525 Bloor St. E. MAP
Advance Tickets: $30 General | $25 Seniors & Students
At the Door: $35 | $30
Advance Tickets available through Eventbrite at above link. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the event is cancelled. In that case, a refund will be issued within 60 days.
Beyond his candid and joyful attitude, classical guitarist Thierry Begin-Lamontagne is known for his outstanding interpretations. He reveals his artful personality through his instrument in a bold, passionate and expert manner. His unique musical style offers an authentic performance full of vivacity and boldness, creating musical moments rich in colour and humour.
Mr. Begin-Lamontagne has won more than twenty music competitions, including eight international ones in Spain, France, Belgium and Canada. He also received prizes in South Korea, Thailand, United States, Mexico and Austria. He has been invited to perform worldwide in various foreign countries that include Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Japan, Finland and the United States.
In 2016, he received a scholarship from the Fondation Sylva Gelber for music and a second one from the Conseil des Arts du Québec, allowing him to study in France for an entire year.
In February 2015, he released his first CD album, Aquarelle, showcasing various songs from different countries.
Thierry Begin-Lamontagne completed his master’s degree in 2013 at the University Laval, Quebec City, Canada. He plays a guitar by Quebec-based luthier Jean Rompré.