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Artists Émilie Girard-Charest

Émilie Girard-Charest is a cellist, a composer and an improviser. As a chamber musician, a soloist and with different ensembles, she dedicates herself to new music.

As a performer, she took part in more than sixty premieres and worked with many composers, including Malcolm Goldstein, Michel Gonneville, Maxime McKinley, Joane Hétu, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Hans Zender, Graciela Paraskevaidis, Enno Poppe and Fredrik Gran.

She has recorded several albums, namely Émilie préfère le chant (2016, Ambiances Magnétiques), Race with time (in duet with Mart Soo, 2016, Improtest Records), Avec (2016, Kohlenstoff Records), Musica in camera (Quatuor d’occasion, 2014, &records), Bruit court-circuit (Ensemble SuperMusique, 2012, Ambiances Magnétiques) and Tremblement de fer (Pierre Labbé, 2009, Ambiances Magnétiques).

Émilie has played at numerous festivals in Québec (Festival international 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), in Austria (Klangspuren Schwaz and Impuls), in Germany (Darmstadt Ferienkurse for Neue Musik and Donaueschingen Musiktage), 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 also played concerts in France, in Russia, in San Marino and in Uruguay.

In addition to that, she took part in various theatre, dance and performance art 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 developing different projects with multidisciplinary artists, namely with the dancer and visual artist Sarah Bronsard and with the composer-performer Charles Quevillon.

Émilie holds a degree in cello (Denis Brott) and in composition (Michel Gonneville) from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and a CoPeCo Master (Contemporary Performance and Composition) from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She is now enrolled as a doctorate student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon under the supervision of Philippe Hurel and Laurent Pottier.

Émilie plays a cello by Angel Alvarez Verde.

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Émilie Girard-Charest

Laval (Québec), 1987

Residence: Laval (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (cello)

emiliegirardcharest@hotmail.com

Associated Groups

On the Web

Émilie Girard-Charest [Photo: Dom Garcia, Paris (France), August 19, 2013]
Émilie Girard-Charest [Photo: Dom Garcia, Paris (France), August 19, 2013]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Terri Hron, Martin Tétreault, Philippe Lauzier, Scott Thomson, Jennifer Thiessen, Julie Houle, Émilie Girard-Charest [Photo: Ida Toninato, Montréal (Québec), January 2019]
  • Left to right: Alexandre St-Onge; Bernard Falaise; Danielle Palardy Roger; Ida Toninato; Cléo Palacio-Quintin; Jean Derome; Joshua Zubot; Vergil Sharkya’; Jean René; Vergil Sharkya’; Émilie Girard-Charest; Aaron Lumley; direction: Joane Hétu [Photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), March 1, 2014]
  • Left to right: Alexandre St-Onge; Bernard Falaise; Danielle Palardy Roger; Ida Toninato; Cléo Palacio-Quintin; Jean Derome; Joshua Zubot; Vergil Sharkya’; Jean René; Vergil Sharkya’; Émilie Girard-Charest; Aaron Lumley; direction: Scott Thomson [Photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), March 1, 2014]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (front, left to right:  Guido Del Fabbro; Lori Freedman; Jean Derome; Ida Toninato; Émilie Girard-Charest; Philippe Lauzier; Jean René; back: Corinne René; Nicolas Caloia; Vergil Sharkya’;  Aaron Lumley; Isaiah Ceccarelli) [Photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), December 7, 2013]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (front, left to right: Guido Del Fabbro; Lori Freedman; Jean Derome; Ida Toninato; Émilie Girard-Charest; Philippe Lauzier; Jean René; back: Corinne René; Nicolas Caloia; Vergil Sharkya’;  Aaron Lumley; Isaiah Ceccarelli) [Photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), December 7, 2013]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (Guido Del Fabbro; Jean Derome; Émilie Girard-Charest; Jean René; Corinne René; Lori Freedman; Ida Toninato; Philippe Lauzier; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Nicolas Caloia; Vergil Sharkya’; Aaron Lumley)  [Photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), December 7, 2013]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique musicians: left to right: Diane Labrosse; Émilie Girard-Charest; Joane Hétu; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Cléo Palacio-Quintin; Scott Thomson; Lori Freedman; Aaron Lumley; Jean Derome; Guido Del Fabbro; Stefan Smulovitz [Montréal (Québec), November 14, 2013]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique musicians and composers: left to right; Diane Labrosse, Émilie Girard-Charest, Joane Hétu, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Scott Thomson, Lori Freedman, Aaron Lumley, Jean Derome, Stefan Smulovitz, Danielle Palardy Roger, Guido Del Fabbro  [Photo: Robin Pineda Gould, Montréal (Québec), November 14, 2013]

Main Releases

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 223 / 2016
&records / ET 22 / 2014

Appearances

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 235, AM 235_NUM / 2017
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 225, AM 225_NUM / 2016
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 211, AM 211_NUM / 2012
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 202 / 2010

Complements

Kohlenstoff / KOHL 033 / 2016
  • Not in catalogue

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