Colorful, controversial and creative, the Montreal Baroque Festival takes place in historic buildings in Old Montreal. For the past decade the crypts, gardens, chapels, attics, banks and salons of the old city are brought to life with the sounds of music from Medieval Europe to baroque China, India, Haiti and the Americas. Operas, ballets, theatre pieces and chamber music on period instruments, gastronomic delicacies, enlightening lectures and inspiring master classes feature an international roster of artists.
British born musician, Susie Napper – Femme de Mérite, Montreal, 2011, Prix Opus 2002, Personality of the year, baroque cellist and gambist, creator on stage and in the kitchen – is the founder and artistic director of the Montreal Baroque Festival. Innovator and experimenter in all aspects of life, she inspires her colleagues and her students at McGill University, Université de Montréal and the Royal Conservatory, Copenhagen, to think out of the box!