After drawing notice as a brilliant student, Québec-born violinist Angèle Dubeau went on to launch a hugely successful career. To promote knowledge of classical music, she hosted a program on Radio-Canada called Faites vos gammes. In 1997, Dubeau created La Pièta, an ensemble for strings and piano made up exclusively of women. She has also left her mark the Festival with several memorable performances, including one with Oliver Jones to celebrate the FIJM's 20th anniversary. In 2009, Dubeau presents three concerts at the Festival based on the work of composer Philip Glass. Her favourite instrument, the Des Rosiers, was created in 1773 by the great Stradivarius.