Pallade Musica brings together four of Montreal's most promising Early Music performers. Grand Prize winners at the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in New York, October 2012, the quartet consists of Tanya LaPerrière, Baroque violon, Elinor Frey, Baroque cello, Esteban La Rotta, theorbo, and Mylène Bélanger, harpsichord. Based on dedicated research and continuous exploration, Pallade Musica’s performances are acclaimed for their expressive and elegant interpretations, earning praise for their “spectacular virtuosity” (Tom Strini) and “tremendous ensemble sense” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
In September 2013, Pallade Musica recorded “Verso Venezia,” its first CD on the ATMA label, featuring music of Castello, Legrenzi, and Merula. The ensemble has performed throughout Canada including at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival Montréal Baroque, Festival Alexandria, Toronto Music Garden, Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria), and in the United States at Early Music Now (Milwaukee), the Chicago Cultural Center, and will soon perform at Renaissance and Barouqe (Pittsburgh), Early Music Guild (Seattle), and the Connecticut and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals, and in Bogotà, Colombia. The members of Pallade Musica regularly appear with leading early music ensembles all over the world, while also pursuing careers as soloists and teachers.