Quebec-born contralto, winner of the 2000 Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, Virginia Parker Award and an Opus Award for Best Early Music Concert of 2003.

Marie-Nicole LemieuxApr. 9, 2006

Marie-Nicole Lemieux - contralto
Michael McMahon - piano

Quebec-born Marie-Nicole Lemieux began her music studies at the Quebec Music Conservatory in Chicoutimi in 1994 with Rosaire Simard, and continued her studies with Marie Daveluy at the Quebec Conservatory in Montreal. Her career was launched in spectacular fashion in 2000, when, at the age of twenty-four, she won the Queen Fabiola Prize (1st Prize) and the Special Lied Prize at the Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition of Belgium. Invitations to perform in recital and with many of the great orchestras followed immediately, and the next year she won the prestigious Virginia Parker Award given by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Opus Award of the year for the best Early Music concert of 2003, given by the Conseil québécois de la musique. Important opera roles as well as lieder are part of her repertoire, and she appears at international music festivals in Europe and North America. Her discography includes four CDs.

LMMC début.

Programme:

Schumann Liederkreis, Opus 30 
Schreker Fünf Gesänge (1909)
Brahms Zwei Gesänge, Opus 91 (with viola)
Brahms  Zigeunerlieder, Opus 103
Stravinsky Berceuses du chat
Stravinsky Trois histoires pour enfants