Momento is all about giving people an emotional ride, a boundless journey, and an escape through musical trips. We are a multi-instrumental group who will reach and pull you into our world of sound. Explore the freedom of creation and let the rest speak for itself.
~ Music of multiple genres, covers, reworks, original tracks and much more.
Friends since childhood, award winning Canadian musicians and multi-instrumentalists, Jonathan Chan and Jan Bislin, founded Momento while completing their Masters in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. They have performed all over Europe, North America, China and Saudi Arabia as an acoustic and electronic violin duo, specializing in upbeat original and classic pop remixes.
Jan and Jon both come from an intense classical upbringing and their music often displays such influences. Self described as genre fluid producers, they construct their sets with the sole intent of creating a multifaceted journey filled with emotional twists and turns. Drawing from a wealth of experience as musicians and songwriters, Momento’s set-up includes acoustic and electric violins, synthesizers, sample pads and a loop station to create an original, immersive and compelling show like nothing else around.
Gaining popularity on the live circuit and online as regular headliners for the music streaming platform Sofar Sounds, the duo have amassed close to 1 million views on Youtube and performed as support acts for James Blunt and Stefanie Heinzmann while collaborating with Cirque Éloize and Olympic champion figure skaters at the 2019 Art On Ice tour. They have also supported renown artists like Tim Minchin, John Legend, Norah Jones, John Newman, Dynamo and Gary Barlow, across various UK and international tours. Other notable performances include events hosted by The Old Vic, UEFA, Cartier, Bloomberg, Robb Report and many others in addition to recording strings and working with artists like Ella Eyre, Gabrielle Aplin, Gioli & Assia, RAYE, and Riton to name a few.
Going from competing against each other in numerous competitions to joining forces, Momento has formed to create a unique sound dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the violin while bringing music to the masses.