Quebec-born contralto, winner of the 2000 Concours Reine Elisabeth, Virginia Parker Award and 2003 Opus Award. CDs on Dorian, Naïve, Virgin Classics and DG labels.
Marie-Nicole LemieuxDec. 2, 2012
Quebec-born Marie-Nicole Lemieux began her music studies at the Conservatoire de musique à Chicoutimi in 1994 with Rosaire Simard and continued her studies with Marie Daveluy at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. 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 Elisabeth 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 CDs on the Dorian, Naïve, Virgin Classics and DG labels among others. In 2010 she was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi.

Return engagement for the LMMC.



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