Centre d’art de Richmond

101, Principale Street, Richmond J0B 2H0



Marie-Ève Bourdages
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Both a performance venue and a music school, the Centre d’art de Richmond was born of a vision: to breathe new life into the former Mont Saint-Patrice convent, a magnificent building dating from 1884 and overlooking the River Saint-François.

Since 1982, hundreds of concerts have been held here, and thousands of music students have attended. It is the only concert hall in Val-Saint-François to be recognised by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and by Canadian Heritage. This little local jewel brings the artists closer together, giving rise to moments of pure magic. Musicians and audiences alike frequently remark on the soul and cachet of the venue, and appreciate its acoustics.

The Centre d’art de Richmond has a social mission: to make music and the arts accessible to the community. As a multi-disciplinary presenter, the organisation offers a varied programme, while leaving a special place for classical concerts.



Centre d’art de Richmond

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre

Centre d’art de Richmond, 1010 Principale Street North, Richmond

Pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, qualified as a poet of the piano by Yannick Nézet Séguin, offers you a great journey through the eras by his interpretations of masterpieces well known to the public! The famous Sonatas “Alla Turca” by Mozart and “Moonlight” by Beethoven, which many learn about their childhood are on the program! Liszt’s grandiose Hungarian Rhapsody no.2, which makes its appearance in the cartoons Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and others, as well as the majestic Québec Concerto by André Mathieu, an emblematic figure of Quebec, will also be performed! Jean-Philippe’s spoken interventions that share his musical choices and artistic vision will create a very special and magical bond with you! Maybe this concert will inspire you to become a performer yourself?

General admission 32$
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Cheng2 Duo

Centre d’art de Richmond, 1010 rue Principale nord, Richmond

Captivating audiences and critics alike, the «brilliant» (The Times, UK) Cheng2 Duo stands out for its accomplished musicality, an operating alchemy and subtle communication with audiences. The Chinese-Canadian brother and sister duo is cellist Bryan Cheng, the first cellist to win the 2019 OSM Grand Prize — in possession of a Antonio Stradivarius “Dubois” cello, Cremona, 1699 courtesy of Canimex Inc. of Drummondville — and pianist Silvie Cheng, who received the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for outstanding performance.

Great moments with charming young musicians who will take you on an exciting journey. The gentle complicity of this brother/sister duo highlights the almost human soul of Bryan’s cello, carried by Silvie.

General admission 36$
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Quatuor Molinari – Tour d’Europe

Centre d’art de Richmond, 1010 Principale N, Richmond

The Molinari Quartet offers a concert of works offering a rich palette of colors. The music goes from Polish folklore with Penderecki to the oriental colors of Ali-Zadeh and from the Russian torment of Shostakovich to the French refinement of Debussy. The Molinari offers you a musical journey of the most colorful and exciting.

Acclaimed by the public and by international music critics since its founding in 1997, the Molinari Quartet is dedicated to the rich repertoire for 20th and 21st century string quartets, commissions new works for composers and initiates meetings between musicians, artists and the public. The Molinari Quartet has established itself as one of the best quartets in Canada.

General admission 34$

Innovative Spirit

Discover these young artists with an impressive career! Winners of prestigious competitions, they are touring Canada and making their mark on the international scene. But above all, their expressive interpretations are sure to make your concert experience a whole new one!

Strings in Harmony

A selection of concerts where strings are given center stage! Explore their many faces!
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