June 11, 2020

Oscillations de la réalité

(Estelle Lemire is a canadian musician, graduated from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montréal after extensive musical studies from 1982 to 1991. A student of Jean Laurendeau, she was awarded a First Prize in Ondes Martenot performance (1988) and also studied composition under Gilles Tremblay, receiving a First Prize in composition in 1991. Her curriculum also includes Music Analysis in the class of Gilles Tremblay, for which she was awarded a second Prize in 1990, as well as training in electroacoustic music with Yves Daoust.

She is a soloist and chamber player, specializing in Ondes Martenot for over 25 years, Estelle Lemire focuses mainly on the performance of new music while advocating better knowledge and appreciation of her instrument. She has performed for radio and television programs as well as for contemporary music organizations, ensembles, orchestras and festivals in Canada and the United States. Her recordings include a solo album for the SNE label and a Messiæn CD with the Ensemble d’Ondes de Montréal for the ATMA label. In addition to playing staple works from the Ondes repertoire, including all of Messiæn's pieces, but also Jolivet, Milhaud, Honneger, Varèse, Murail, Vivier and Boucher, Estelle gave the premiere performances of several works by contemporary composers).


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