Wolfgang’s Tonic

Introducing Wolfgang’s Tonic, the new digital music magazine of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. Get the latest classical music news, reviews, new music videos, concert photos, playlists, and culture commentary – featuring criticism by Richard Todd.

Alcan String Quartet


Chicoutimi-based Alcan String Quartet has developed a well-earned reputation for excellence, both in Canada and abroad, since its founding 25 years ago. Alcan’s originality, contagious enthusiasm, unique sonority, and remarkable cohesion have all contributed to its immense popularity and success. Critics agree: both on stage and in the recording studio, this remarkable ensemble possesses qualities that characterize the best of its kind: a recognizable personality, a homogeneous sound, and elegant style.

Marc-André Hamelin and Les Violons du Roy


Supervirtuoso Marc-André Hamelin joins “the best early-music ensemble in North America” (Washington Post), Les Violons du Roy, for a breathtaking programme of works by Rameau, Haydn and Mozart. The remarkable artistry of this Baroque and early-Classical chamber group, paired with the fiery brilliance of one of the world’s greatest pianists, make for a revelatory evening you’ll not soon forget.