Known for innovative programming and unique arrangements of classical repertoire and new commissions, Montréal-based string ensemble collectif9 performs “with an infectious energy and vigour that grabs an audience’s attention” (The WholeNote). Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, collectif9 attracts diverse audiences in varied spaces. For an experience that combines the power of an orchestra with the agility of a chamber ensemble, collectif9 explores partnerships with composers, video artists, poets, lighting designers, and other inspired collaborators to create multidisciplinary projects that come to life in acoustic or amplified settings.
On international tours, on films, and its Alpha Classics CDs, collectif9 enjoys critical acclaim: “brilliant arrangements, exuberantly performed” (The Wholenote); “Satirical and serious, frivolous and intense, No Time for Chamber Music delves into rich and complex musical textures with original and intimate arrangements.” (BroadwayWorld.com); “Their eagerness to break the mold while upholding the highest performance standards make collectif9 a model for 21st century classical music ensembles.” (Oregon Arts Watch)
Worldwide tour highlights include concerts at the Festival de Música de Morelia (Mexico), La Folle journée de Nantes (France), Festival de Lanaudière (Québec), Shenzhen Concert Hall (China), and Sound Unbound (Barbican Centre, London).