- Sherbrooke (Québec), 1977
- Composer • Performer (violin) • Author
Born on the same beautiful winter day as David, the same year of torrential rain that was 1977. Chantal doesn’t have any memory of a life without music. Right from her birthday (or very soon afterward) she learned to play the violin and the piano. Displaying exceptional, nay prodigious talent, and an absolutely flawless ear, she waltzed through her Masters degree in violin from the Université de Montréal. Several persons “in the know” call her repeatedly to invite her to join their prestigious ensembles. Among them are l’Ensemble de la Chapelle de Montréal conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the orchestra of the Opéra de Montréal, and Édith Butler. Chantal is also a remarkable teacher at the École des Jeunes of the Université de Montréal. You can listen to her playing on the soundtrack to several television shows and, if you pay her a visit, you’ll be able to hear the lovely babble of her bald little baby Victor.
Enough with the jokes. Chantal is David Bussières’ main acolyte. Their collaboration goes back a long way and they have worked together on several projects. Chantal firmly believes in Ipso Facto’s potential and is ready to pour in all the time and energy necessary to the group’s success. An accomplished violinist, Chantal sees Ipso Facto as the perfect vehicle to share her love of music and the stage. She also firmly believes in the international appeal of the quintet and seriously considers the possibility of putting together a European tour.
Thursday, November 7, 2002 – Sunday, June 1, 2003