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Review: Robin Elliot – Musical Toronto

Review: Robin Elliot – Musical Toronto

After the intermission the Brahms A-major piano quartet, Op. 26, was clearly a work that EMIC has in its collective bones. In chamber music playing of such depth and refinement it would be invidious to single out individual players, so I won’t. Suffice it to say […]

Grego Edwards – Classical Modern Music Blog

Throughout there is the spice of chromatic modernism, classical developmental presence plus a neo- and post-romantic passion that come together convincingly and individually. Ensemble Made in Canada do much to communicate the excitement and depth of the music. They are a first-rate ensemble who play […]

Review: J.J. Van Vlasselaer – Ottawa Chamberfest 2014

Review: J.J. Van Vlasselaer – Ottawa Chamberfest 2014

“…une confirmation : les Made in Canada” “Mozart, produit du Canada … ce fut le “Quatuor”,  e´galement en mi be´mol majeur, exprime´ avec inte´grite´ et une belle densite´ sonore. Made In Canada presente une juste fusion sonore entre les instruments, un premier violon plein de vie, […]

Review: James Reaney – The London Free Press

“MUSIC AT WESTERN: Quartet is ensemble-in-residence this academic year” “Ensemble rooted here: Top Canadian stars, local heroes and international guests are in Western Don Wright music faculty’s 2014-2015 lineup.The award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada is this year’s Wright faculty ensemble-in-residence. The piano quartet consists of London-born […]

Review: John Terauds / Musical Toronto

“Ensemble Made in Canada enchants in Mozart and Brahms debut.  The impressive, elegant interpretations of piano quartets by Mozart and Johannes Brahms on Ensemble Made in Canada’s debut album is proof that DIY recording can result in big-label quality. The Mozart is balanced, clear, delicate […]

Review: David Olds / Wholenote Magazine

Mercer and Park are joined by other local young lionesses Elissa Lee (violin) and Sharon Wei (viola). The EMIC’s debut CD features the second piano quartet of Mozart and the third of Brahms in dramatic, nuanced and, where appropriate, playful performances. Produced by Scott St. John and EMIC and recorded at […]

Review: Stanley Fefferman – OpusOneReview

“Ensemble Made In Canada’s Debut CD Paced with Style and Grace …This is a bold and stylish debut for Ensemble Made In Canada. The sound of their recording in the Glenn Gould Studio co-produced by violinist Scott St. John and engineered by Ron Searles is […]

Review: Toronto Star

“CRITIC’S CHOICE: The Made in Canada piano quartet may be new, but its young members…already have excellent reputations. They mix old and new – Brahms, Dvorak and Jean Coulthard – in a very intimate setting.” — The Toronto Star