Sébastien Lépine and ESCA Quartet

"...A pure delight for the ears." — Le Nouvellist

Boasting a reputation of excellence built over the past fifteen years, Sébastien Lépine has made his mark as a Canadian cellist, owing his success in part to his unique musical concepts. His secret lies in placing the utmost importance on his audience by coming up with truly authentic musical offerings. The passion and sincerity he puts into his art are obvious, as is his strong desire to breathe new life into classical music. 

This multimedia performance—featuring projections of pictorial works and videos—takes the audience on a long and fascinating crescendo of musical thrills! Showcasing all their talent, energy and synergy, Sébastien Lépine and ESCA Quartet present a program of original works for solo cello and string quartet, paying a unique tribute to one of Quebec’s most important painters, Ozias Leduc. Combining tango with the classical suite as well as Chinese, Jewish and Anglo-Saxon folk music, Imaginations 5.1 features Sébastien Lépine’s remarkable arrangements for this unusual instrumentation. The concert will also include Sébastien’s composition Imaginations, which was inspired by Leduc’s homonymous series of drawings and commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.