Appassionata is a chamber orchestra that founder Daniel Myssyk has directed with passion since 2001. Composed of 20 talented musicians, the orchestra annually presents some 15 concerts of the highest quality in Quebec and more recently in the US. Specializing in the classical period, Appassionata is motivated by the desire to bring music to as many people as possible, while renewing interest in the concert experience. Aware of the artistic and social role that an orchestra can play in it's community, Appassionata supports the creation of Canadian compositions and the emergence of new talents by means of original artistic associations. The orchestra also annually produces an important youth series for elementary school students. Regularly aired on Espace Musique, Appassionata accompanies internationally renowned soloists including John Zirbel, Yehonatan Berick and Richard Raymond. The release of it's first CD, 'Idyla', was well received by Canadian and American critics alike and was a finalist for the OPUS prize in 2010.
Alain Giguère, Alexander Lozowski, Ana Drobac, Ariane Bresse, Carla Antoun, Catherine Arsenault, Céline Arcand, Daniel Myssyk, Elvira Misbakhova, Émilie Rabaraona, Geneviève Beaudry, Jean René, Jocelyne Bastien, Johanne Morin, Mana Shiraishi, Margaret Carey, Marie-Claude Masse, Marie-Josée Arpin, Natalia Kononova, Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, Regan Toews, Richard Capolla, Solange Bouchard, Valérie Belzile, Véronica Thomas, Vincent Bernard