a delight to stock what is Audio Notes first record. As you would
expect it is of the highest quality, both in its truly audiophile
production as in the breathtaking nature of music and the playing of
Belanger is a young cellist with great depth, passion, and a
phenomenal technique!" DavidChesky Multi-Grammy
nominated, composer and co-founder of Chesky Records and Hdtracks.
Bélanger studied at the Québec Conservatory and moved on to the
Montpellier National Conservatory in France where he graduated with
the highest honors. He furthered his studies two additional years
with renowned French cellist, Yvan Chiffoleau, followed by a master
class with Yo-Yo Ma.
particularly enjoys playing rare and unique works. Some were composed
for him, as in the case of a Chinese work with which he toured Canada
for the month-long Chinese New Year Celebration shows. In 2011, he
was the featured cellist in an extensive tour of China and Vietnam.
He is also credited with several original scores for theater and
film, the latest being the critically acclaimed “Ce qu’il ne faut
pas dire”, released in Montreal in May 2015.
album LÀ, released
in Spring 2011 on Fidelio, received unanimous critical and public
praise both in North America and overseas, including China.
is his first solo album, and is of rare and
never-before-recorded music for solo cello, and reflects perfectly
Vincent’s desire to reach out to a large public. He hopes to
simultaneously touch everyone with the sheer beauty of the music
while impressing them with the very high level of virtuosity it
is on the disc:
Cassadó (1897-1966): Suite for solo cello
Grützmacher (1832-1903): Elite-Etüden* First recording!
3: Johann-Baptist Baumgärtner : Fuga
4: Luigi Boccherini : Allegro – Moderato
5: Jean-Louis Duport : Allegro (non- troppo)
6: Jean-Baptiste Bréval : Aria (Andante & Allegro)
12 etudes were based on the works of former old masters of cello,
with Grützmacher's personal touch, making them worthy of encores,
and recital pieces.
Bach (1685-1750): 5th suite for solo cello (exerpt):
Reger (1873-1916): Suite No 3