Étienne Lafrance

Étienne Lafrance, contrebasse. ACD2 2827 Marie Hubert - Fille du Roy

Quebec double bassist Étienne Lafrance is an eclectic, curious and passionate artist. He is equally at home in classical music, improvised music, world music and accompanying singers. After completing his initial training at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, he pursued advanced studies at the Institut international François Rabbath in Paris. He teaches every summer […]

Pierre McLean

Pierre McLean, piano et clavecin. ACD2 2827 Marie Hubert - Fille du Roy

Pierre McLean obtained a master’s degree in piano performance from the Université de Montréal, then went on to study in France (Royaumont), Italy (Siena) and Germany (Bremen, Düsseldorf). After participating in programs at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Tanglewood Music Centre in the United States, he completed an internship as a vocal […]

Claude Lapalme

Claude Lapalme, arrangeur. ACD2 2827 Marie Hubert - Fille du Roy

Since his appointment as Music Director of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra in 1990, Claude Lapalme has made his mark as a conductor, music director, orchestrator, arranger and composer. Paris newspaper Le Figaro has called him a “remarkable and superb” conductor; the Toronto Globe and Mail, “assured and highly effective”; the Havana Granma, “surprisingly dexterous, […]

Dominic Girard

Dominic Girard, contrebasse

Self-taught until the age of 17, Dominic Girard was quick to make a name for himself during his studies in Montréal and acquired an enviable professional experience that allowed him, at the age of 24, to launch his career as a conservatory teacher as well as principal double bass of the symphony orchestra in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. […]

Jonathan Turgeon

Jonathan Turgeon, piano

Jonathan Turgeon is known for his modern-sounding music filled with groove, jazz, rock, and classical music. He has gained renown as a composer with his creative albums Au fil des feuilles qui craquent (2015), Les rêves errants (2017), Jonction (2018), and L’abîme (2021). His new album Colorum Temporis, an experimental electroacoustic composition project, is due […]

Nadia Labrie

Nadia Labrie, flûte

Before obtaining her master’s degree from the Université de Montréal, Nadia Labrie graduated from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec with First Class Honours and Great Distinction. As a soloist, she has appeared with orchestras on several occasions, performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for Flute and Harp; Devienne’s Concerto No. 7; Concerto Tradiciónuevo […]

Suzanne Taffot

Suzanne Taffot

Described by critics as “a voice to watch”, soprano Suzanne Taffot is distinguished by her rich and colorful tone, her ease on stage and her moving interpretations. After making her debut with Orchestre Métropolitain in Fauré’s Requiem, Suzanne Taffot took part in the recording of the melodies and arias of Gershwin, with the Sinfonia de […]

Brandon Coleman

Brandon Colman, baryton-basse

Brandon Coleman is an American bass-baritone known for performances in opera, concerts, theatre and film. With a career spanning longer than a decade, Coleman regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide, receiving international acclaim and recognition. Opera News praised him for his “exotic vocal coloring” while Classical Singer Magazine wrote “[H]is wonderful resonance […]

Catherine Daniel

Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano

Career highlights for Catherine Daniel include: singing Emelda Griffiths in Grammy award-winner Terence Blanchard’s opera Champion with l’Opéra de Montréal, debuting Klytemnestra in Edmonton Opera’s production of Elektra by Richard Strauss, singing Elisabetta in Knoxville Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, and debuting at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in Haydn’s Mass in Time of […]

Paul Williamson

Paul Williamson, ténor

Jamaican-born Canadian spinto tenor Paul Williamson has appeared with Opera York (Toronto), singing Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore in 2013 and Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in 2014. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall as tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New York Festival Orchestra in 2013 and again appeared at […]