From Versailles to Topkapi

Marin Marais et sa viole de gambe

Echoes of Persian sounds

This concert is a journey into the music and poetry of Persian culture in dialogue with the music of the Ottoman court and the French Baroque era.

The ensemble revisits some of the most beautiful rediscovered treasures of the Persian classical music from 16th and 17th centuries, linking them to the music of two great baroque composers, Marin Marais from the Court of Versailles (1656-1728) and Demetrius Cantemir from the court of Topkapi (1673-1723).

This program brings side to side contrasting yet harmonious musical traditions.

On stage

Concerts archives


31.05.2015 – Polytron – Mediterranean Music Festival, Göteborg (Suède)
29.05.2015 – Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium, Francfort (Allemagne)
27.05.2015 – Verein Mediterranean Music Festival, Berne (Suisse)
26.05.2015 – Verein Mediterranean Music Festival, Zürich (Suisse)


20.09.2014 – Mount Allison Performing Arts Series, Sackville (Canada)
19.09.2014 – Moncton Community Concert Association (Canada)
12.09.2014 – Indian River Music Festival, Île-du-Prince-Édouard (Canada)


28.09.2013 – Arts and Culture Centre, St John’s (Canada)

29.07.2013 – Klassik Keyifler, Istanbul (Turquie)
26.07.2013 – Klassik Keyifler, Istanbul (Turquie)


24.05.2012 – Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montréal (Canada)


13.07.2011 – Salle Pauline-Julien, Sainte-Geneviève (Canada)

20.02.2011 – Centre culturel de Châteauguay (Canada)
10.02.2011 – Maison de la Culture Parc Extension, Montréal (Canada)
06.02.2011 – Maison de la Culture de Verdun (Canada)

30.01.2011 – Maison de la Culture de Beaconsfield (Canada)


28.11.2010 – Maison de la culture Saint-Léonard (Canada)
27.11.2010 – Maison de la culture Dorval (Canada)

31.10.2010 – Maison de la culture Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Canada)
03.10.2010 – Maison de la culture Pointe-Claire, Montréal (Canada)
02.10.2010 – Maison de la culture de Becancour (Canada)
01.10.2010 – Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal (Canada)

04.09.2010 – Festival La Fête de la musique, Mont-Tremblant (Canada)

14.08.2010 – Théâtre de Verdure, Montréal (Canada)