The string nonet collectif9 is known for programs and recordings featuring innovative arrangements and for novel cross-genre collaborations. The group was signed to the major label Alpha in 2021. Collectif9 began performing in 2011. Its members are Thibault Bertin-Maghit, bass; Chloé Chabanole, violin; Scott Chancey, viola; Jérémie Cloutier, cello; John Corban, violin; Yubin Kim, violin; Xavier Lepage-Brault, viola; Robert Margaryan, violin; TJ Skinner, violin; and Andrea Stewart, cello. The 2015-2016 season proved a breakthrough for the group as it spent the end-of-year holidays in China and also toured Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. In 2015, collectif9 released its first album, Volksmobiles, featuring folk-oriented works by Brahms, Bartók, Schnittke, and André Gagnon, along with the world premiere of the title work, by ...
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