Montréal Guitare Trio (MG3)
Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 18 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence – where humour and interaction with the public go hand in hand – have been winning over audiences around the world.
The trio, composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Glenn Lévesque and Sébastien Dufour, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen and the BB King Blues Club in New York City. Throughout the years, the trio has collaborated and shared the stage with world-renowned ensembles and artists, such as the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Jorane and Solorazaf. Their most memorable collaboration to date was, without a doubt, with the California Guitar Trio, when both ensembles joined forces to brilliantly perform some of the greatest rock classics from The Beatles, Bowie, Radiohead, a few “spaghetti western” themes by Ennio Morricone, as well as some of their original compositions. Starting in the fall of 2010, the sextet has toured across Canada and the United States, performing in over 100 cities.
Winner of the 2011 Opus Award “concert of the year” in the Jazz & World Music category, MG3 has released seven albums, including Der Prinz (Analekta label), for which it was nominated at ADISQ 2014 for “Instrumental Album of the year”.