Véronique Mathieu

Described as a violinist with “chops to burn, and rock solid musicianship” (The Whole Note, TORONTO), Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu enjoys an exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and music educator. Mathieu holds the David L. Kaplan Chair in Music at the University of Saskatchewan where she serves as an Associate Professor of Violin. She previously served on the faculty at State University of New York in Buffalo and the University of Kansas. Highlights from this season include the premiere of Adam Scime’s violin concerto with Esprit Orchestra, the commission and premiere of a solo work by Barbara Croall, and concerto appearances in Brazil and the United States. Mathieu is a graduate of the Québec Conservatory, McGill University, Indiana University, and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. veroniquemathieu.net

photographer: Julie Isaac




Jasmin Arakawa

Hailed by Gramophone for her “characterful sparkle,” Jasmin Arakawa has performed widely in North America, Central and South America, Europe, China, and Japan. A prizewinner of the Jean Françaix International Music Competition, she has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau in Paris, and Victoria Hall in Geneva, as well as in broadcasts of the BBC and Radio France. Arakawa is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Florida. She is a graduate of Indiana University (D.M., M.M.) and Tokyo University of the Arts (B.M.).


Mathieu and Arakawa first met at Indiana University during their graduate studies and have been collaborating since. Cortège is the second album of the duo (their first album Argot was released in 2017) and features the works of some of the most prominent French composers.


photographer: Keyhole Photo




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