S’offrir by Émilie Girard-Charest

Redefining the 20th Century:
An Arraymusic presentation of works by Girard-Charest, Radulescu, Royer and Scelsi.

Émilie Girard-Charest -cello
Vincent Royer – viola

S’offrir by Émilie Girard-Charest

S’offrir au son
S’offrir à l’autre
S’abandonner

Émilie Girard-Charest studied cello with Denis Brott and composition with Michel Gonneville at Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Currently Émilie pursues her education as a student of the CoPeCo Master program (Contemporary Performance and Composition) which in an international joint-master program involving the Estonian Academy for Music and Theater (Estonia) the Royal Academy of Music of Stockholm (Sweden) the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (France) and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Germany). As a chamber musician, a soloist, and performer with different ensembles (Allogène, Supermusique, La Machine, Stéphane Pécas, Quatuor d’occasion, duo Collard-Neven-Girard-Charest), she dedicates herself to new music. Émilie has worked with many composers, including Malcolm Goldstein, Michel Gonneville, Maxime McKinley, Guillaume Primard, Fredrik Gran, Adam Basanta, Joane Hétu, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Hans Zender.

Émilie has played at numerous festivals in Canada (Festival de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, OFF Festival de Jazz, Festival de Jazz de Montréal, Festival de Jazz de Québec, Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques), in the United States (Avant-Music Festival, New York), in Belgium (Ars Musica) and in Austria (Klangspuren Schwaz and Impuls), in Chile (Encuentro Internacional de Compositores), in Argentina (Sonido Presente), in Estonia (Autumn Festival), in Finland (MuTe Fest), in Spain (Mixtur) and in Macedonia (Macedonian Music Days). She has also played concerts in France, Germany, Russia and Uruguay. In addition, she took part of various theatre and dance productions, such as Rhinocéros by Eugène Ionesco (Troupe Éponyme directed by Jocelyn Sioui), Couloir et Chambres by Philippe Minyana and La fête à Jean by Pierre-Luc Lasalle (Théâtre L’Instant, directed by André-Marie Coudou), ADN by Dennis Kelly (Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Montréal, directed by Sylvain Bélanger), the Physical Theater Choir Project (Vicki Tansey), The Sticks (Andrew Tay) and Reine et Oiseaux (théâtre Tête au Corps, Vincent Langlois and Émilie Sigouin). She is now working on a duet with the dancer and visual artist Sarah Bronsard. She is the recipient of the Bourse de Développement de carrière of the Fondation du Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (2014) and of the Prix d’Europe de composition Fernand-Lindsay (2015).

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