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Last Updated (Friday, 24 January 2014 10:08)
A seasoned composer, musician and producer, Laurent Guardo has received numerous SOCAN awards in the «Television soundtrack» category.His client list includes Radio-Canada, RDI, Much Music, Musimax, LCN, Canal D and Canal Vie, to name but a few.
Laurent Guardo, Josep Molina Secall, Daniel Lavoie
Last Updated (Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:53)
«Music! Mother of all arts!»
Guy St-Onge is a man of many talents. A conductor, an arranger, a multi-instrumentalist and a music director, this Canadian can be found in numerous fields. He was a music director for several TV shows such as the Métrostar, Célébration, Artis galas…As an arranger and a composer, he has worked for talk shows Ad-Lib, Chabada, Ca va être ta fête, Vero etc. He has also worked on the writing and directing musicals Don Juan and Sherazade.
Guy St-Onge: I designed Studio Référence in 1989, after thinking long and hard about the connections that could exist between an environment dedicated to the creation of music and the technical demands of making audiophile quality recordings.
The choice of St-Calixte (a municipality and town in the Lanaudière region of Quebec) as the location for Studio Référence was based on two criteria: the tranquility and natural beauty of the area.
In 2006 I doubled the size of the complex in order to have the ultimate addition any studio could possess: a world class mastering room, Pure Mastering. My quest for pure sound as well as my need to offer to musicians and artists an ideal place for creation has over the years resulted in what we now have today: Guy St-Onge Recording Facilities Studio http://www.studioreference.com/
Philippe Brault: I remember that 3 or 4 years ago, in the recording studio I had built, there were wallpaper images of a place that seemed like paradise for all sane musicians who have ever dreamed of recording an album ... Guy St-Onge's StudioRéférence http://carufel.ca/2012/03/16/guy-st-onges-et-philippe-brault/
Maeva Meline: I would like to name all the marvellous people I have had the honor to work with, because without them we can do very little: Thank you Guy St-Onge, our Santa Claus and on top of that - the orchestral conductor;)
As for CDs, he has worked with many international artists: David Bowie, Céline Dion and several others (he lately realized Gregory Charles and Ima’s albums). After collaboration with Michel Legrand, he emerged as a conductor.
Guy St-Onge has a jazz trio (Patricia Deslauriers Trio) that plays in Canada and Europe.
The trio's new album, «Lucky Lucky» is an exiting rendition of Richard Desjardins’s music by Guy St-Onge, Paul Brochu et Patricia Deslauriers. Instrumental music with the piano so genuine is feels as good as a massage. This relaxing music removes all the stress of your day.
He has recently conducted the Kiev Symphony Orchestra during «Notre Dame de Paris, the concert» with the original cast in Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Paris (Bercy), and «Mozart l'opéra rock, the concert» in Russia and Kiev. Guy has also orchestrated both events.
Guy St-Onge: I can’t keep it to myself! One of my cherished dream is going to be realized: I will direct the AVE VERUM CORPUS de Mozart with the choir and orchestra of Kiev (Ukraine)in Moscow, St-Petersbourg and Kiev in february 2013!!
I’ve received such magnificent gifts only several times in my life. Tonight in Kiev we premiere the «MOZART OPERA ROCK, the CONCERT». Three months of writing, a week of rehearsal, incredible symphony orchestra of 70 musicians, a great and powerful choir of 40 voices, a dream team ..I know, I know... It all sounds too good to be true, but (do not tell anyone) I still feel a bit like they have the wrong address!!!! This is too good to be true!! Thank you life.
What a great success and happiness! The adventure «MOZART OPERA ROCK, the CONCERT» begins brilliantly! The enthusiastic public, perfect sound and breathtaking lighting
About «Notre Dame de Paris, the concert»: Mission complete. We gave happiness to thousands of people! The only sadness is that I leave behind the Kiev Symphony Orchestra .... Fantastic musicians, sensible people and especially FRIENDS FOR LIFE! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) See you soon my friends Ukrainians!
Guy St-Onge: One of the best photos of the concert in Moscow! The great Daniel Lavoie!
Guy St-Onge: Daniel! I’ve known you as a singer, but recently I’ve discovered you as an extraordinary man and a great friend. You are a gift in my life!
In Russia the name of Guy St-Onge has become a symbol of genius. Russian fans held this poster during «Notre Dame de Paris, the concert».
Guy St-Onge: Is that my name ????????????
Fans: Yes, it is a part of a banner GUYnialno (=génial) which we raised at the end 08.03.
Guy St-Onge: Wow! That's a first in my career........ I am touched right in the heart! Thank you everybody ! XXXXXXXX
Guy St-Onge was born in Montreal. He is married and has 5 children. (I am a father 5 times...It is an extraordinary happiness and joy.)
Gregory Charles (Loin de la lumière, I Think Of You )
Last Updated (Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:28)
Araïk Bartikian was born in 1962 in Ghawar (Armenia).
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 July 2015 18:28)
The sunlit stories to enjoy
The pancakes and the butter
Having become, against my will, nearly an old gentleman, my childhood memories are becoming more and more distant. I am being told, I am being warned that perhaps soon I won't have anything else left but the memories, so I shall practice a little with you.I used to live in a little village amidst the great plain of Manitoba.
All around our islet of a village, as far as the eye could see, there were great fields of wheat and rye.
My father owned a general store which sold everything. It sold felt boots as well as tableware and food. There were big blocks of salt for the cows and huge sacks of flour for the farmers who made nearly all their bread by themselves.
I must say that when I was little, I loved to spend time with my grandfather much more than at my father’s store.My grandfather had a great garden, and it was he who got me interested in growing tomatoes and cucumbers.
I also had other grandparents, who lived at a farm, four kilometers from my village. Nothing gave me as much pleasure as going on a trip across the plain to visit them. The plain is so flat that you could see the farm long before you arrived there. It made me impatient to see it and to have to wait so long in the car before arriving there. It was one of those farms that don't exist anymore. There were hens in the yard, and sometimes even some frightening turkeys. Cows and calves in the cattle-shed, two huge horses that my grandfather used for all kinds of work. There was one or two fat hogs that used to sleep in the shadow of their pigsty. I was afraid of them nearly as much as of the gigantic workhorses.
My grandmother made her own butter and her own bread, and there was nothing in the world as delicious as my grandmother’s fresh bread with butter and jam. When the men were doing the threshing with an enormous threshing machine, I was allowed to accompany my uncle who transported the threshed grain to the granary in a wagon pulled by the two horses. My grandmother would bring us plates covered with tea-cloth on which there were big sandwiches on her homemade bread with tomatoes from the garden. I had a right to eat with the men, and that made me really happy.
All of this is gone now, of course. The world has changed, my grandparents have been in heaven for a long time. And yet it's enough for me to catch a smell of a fresh bread or pancakes, and it stirs up all those images in my head and they return, full of sunshine, to give me a happy moment of nostalgia.
Last Updated (Thursday, 04 April 2013 12:45)