Though still young, violinist Antoine Bareil has considerable stage experience. He has performed in concert with a number of ensembles. A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières, he was awarded scholarships by the Fondation Wilfrid-Pelletier, won first prize in the Canadian Music Competition, and then perfected his art at the Universität Mozarteum of Salzburg in Austria. He has played works by Philip Glass and Karlheiz Stockhausen under the composer’s direction, and has played with, among others, Vladimir Spivakov,Wynton Marsalis, Vadim Repin, and Mstislav Rostropovitch.
As guest soloist of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières he performed E.W. Korngold’s Concerto for Violin. The disc he recorded with cellist Sébastien Lépine was nominated for an Opus prize. His arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa for various groups have been performed in Europe to critical acclaim. His arrangements are in great demand, and have been played by, among others, the Aspekte Ensemble für Neue Musik, the Salzburger Kammerakademie, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Angèle Dubeau and La Pieta, the Sinfonia de Lanaudière, and the Quatuor Claudel-Canimex. He has been a member of Quartango since 2009, and is soprano Marie-Josée Lord’s violinist. Antoine Bareil plays on a Vuillaume violin with a Voirin bow, both on loan courtesy of Canimex.