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Florence Tremblay

Florence M. Tremblay holds a graduate diploma in composition from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (CMM) and a bachelor's degree in cello from the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in instrumental composition at the CMM in Nicolas Gilbert's class. In addition to her work as a composer and producer, she also acts as assistant director of the ensemble Paramirabo, manager and cellist at the Orchestre symphonique de la Côte-Nord and substitute player at the Orchestre symphonique de l'Estuaire.
Her piece L'individu est une espèce won her the Grand Prize as well as the first prize in the "Large Ensemble" category at the 2022 edition of the SOCAN Young Canadian Composer Awards. In the same year, she was commissioned by the Concerts aux Îles du Bic choir for her piece Elle nous survivra, as well as by the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville for a video project with a woodwind sextet. In August 2022, thanks to grants from the CALQ and the CMADQ Foundation, she produced a dance and music concert at the Jardins de Métis in which she played her own music and commissioned works from two other composers. Since arriving in Montreal in 2018, she has performed with the Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora, sung with the St-Andrew and St-Paul choir and the Arts-Québec vocal ensemble, taught at the Père Lindsay Music Camp, and participated in productions by the young Montreal opera company BOP. More recently, she co-founded La Société régionale des musiques rares, an organization that supports and produces new music outside the major urban centers, specifically in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
In her compositions, Florence likes to create bridges with her various fields of interest and seeks collaborations with artists of all kinds. She has worked with visual artists, poets, a herbalist and dancers and draws inspiration from these encounters as well as from the theories she studies in her anthropology courses. In 2022, her music was performed at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Domaine Forget, Jardins de Métis and the chamber music festival Concerts aux Îles du Bic.

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