Online meetings and discussions to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival

Lamèque, N.B., Wednesday, July 14, 2021: The Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival is proud to announce five online discussions and meetings that will complete its 2021 program, which will premiere from July 22 to 24. "We are very pleased to be able to offer our audience members the opportunity to meet the artists of this 45th season. We have always made a point of encouraging discussions between listeners and musicians.  It is a pleasure to be able to present these virtual events this summer," said the Festival's artistic director, recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Two series will be presented, both in the form of discussions on the Zoom platform.


This series of meetings of approximately 45 minutes will allow you to learn more about the history of the Festival and its work in promoting the works of today's composers.

Composing for Early Instruments

Thursday, July 22, 11:30 a.m.

Since the rediscovery of early music in the 20th century, many composers have written new works for early instruments in an entirely new musical language. This virtual meeting will discuss the importance of writing for early instruments today, the process of composing and creating, and will feature artists who have been involved in creating works for the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in recent years.


Jérôme Blais, composer

Frédéric Chiasson, composer

Johanne Couture, harpsichordist and artistic director of Les Plaisirs du clavecin

45 Years of Baroque Music in Lamèque

Saturday, July 24, 11:30 a.m.

In the company of Mathieu Duguay, founder of the Festival, soprano Nathalie Paulin and flutist Claire Guimond, relive the most memorable moments of the Festival since its inception. Come share with us your highlights and wishes for the future of our event, the oldest Festival dedicated to Baroque music in the country.


Mathieu Duguay, harpsichordist and founder of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival

Claire Guimond, flutist and artistic director of the Festival from 2001 to 2007

Nathalie Paulin, soprano


Three post-concert discussions that will provide an opportunity to meet the artists and share impressions following the viewing of the Festival's three major concerts.

Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonatas for Obbligato Harpsichord

Thursday, July 22, 7:45 p.m. (immediately following the concert)

A discussion presented following the first major concert of the Festival that will provide an opportunity to learn more about the work of the man considered to be the most important composer of the Baroque era and the work of the musicians in preparing such a concert.


Tanya LaPerrière, violinist

Luc Beauséjour, harpsichordist

A Persian Celebration

Friday, July 23, 7:45 p.m. (immediately following the concert)

A discussion following the "A Persian Celebration” concert in which the two harpsichordists will talk about the music of composer Jean-Philippe Rameau that they transcribed for two harpsichords. Loris and Clément will talk to us live from France where the concert was recorded.


Loris Barrucand, harpsichordist

Clément Geoffroy, harpsichordist

Baroque Salsa

Saturday, July 24, 7:45 p.m. (immediately following the concert)

Come and continue the journey that takes us to Latin America with two artists who participated in the Festival's third major concert. A great opportunity to discuss with inspired and inspiring musicians to conclude the 45th edition of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.


Matthias Maute, flutist and artistic director of Ensemble Caprice

Myriam Leblanc, soprano

These meetings and discussions were made possible thanks to the financial support of the New Brunswick and Quebec governments through the Intergovernmental Cooperation Program.

Links to each of the events can be found in the programming section of the Festival website:

Online meetings and discussions will mainly take place in French, but questions can be asked in English.

All the details of the program as well as tickets for the three major concerts can also be found on the Festival website. For more information, please contact the Festival office at 506-344-3261 or by email at