Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) and California Guitar Trio (CGT) decided to link their passion and their talent in order to create a great evening of guitar, a sextet made in Heaven. This delightful concert provides the ideal occasion for the public to see and hear the six virtuoso guitarists devoting themselves to become one voice. This concert is a meeting place for original movie soundtracks, progressive rock’n’roll, world, jazz and traditional music… the genres and styles tangle up in the erudite arrangements created especially for this concert.The program features music of legendary groups such as Queen, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush, some famous western spaghetti by Sergio Leone as well as several original compositions by the members of MG3 and CGT.
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 interacting 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 (CGT), when both ensembles joined forces to give an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics from The Beatles, Radiohead, David Bowie, 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 for "concert of the year" in the Jazz & World Music category, MG3 has released six albums, including Der Prinz on Analekta label, which earned him a nomination at ADISQ 2014 for the "Instrumental Album" of the year. Next January, the trio will launch its 7th album « Danzas » at the Théâtre Outremont in Montreal, which pays tribute to the great composers of Spanish music, including Paco de Lucia and Manuel de Falla.