Winners of the 2019 Chamberfest Rising Stars Showcase, The Ottawa Guitar Trio has made it their mission to highlight the accessibility and reliability of classical music to modern audiences.
François Lacelle, Alexandre Bougie and Nathan Bredeson explore the classical guitar’s unique dynamic and textural palette to bring to life a repertoire of movie soundtracks, nostalgic video game scores, timeless classical repertoire, as well as original music for the classical guitar. Each of them prolific arrangers, the trio thrives in challenging themselves to authentically adapt a wide array of repertoire, be it originally for solo piano, chamber music, electronic compilations, or orchestral compositions. They also pride themselves in showcasing pieces by local as well as up-and-coming composers.
In December of 2019 The Ottawa Guitar Trio was featured on CBC music for their arrangement of John Williams’ Star Wars soundtrack.
Making their debut in 2018, the trio has already taken part in concert series for Guitar Alla Grande, Ottawa Guitar Society, Trinity Anglican Church, Saint Luke’s Anglican Church of Canada, as well as the Chamber Pints series presented by Ottawa’s reputed Chamberfest.
Visit their website for information on upcoming concerts.