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Recipient of an Artist Diploma at Colburn School in Los Angeles, and winner of the 2nd Prize (Pierre Mantha Prize) & John Newmark Prize of the 108th edition of the Prix d’Europe, Mélissa Tremblay has been Principal Oboe of the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Estuaire since 2018.
A native of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, more precisely from Métis-sur-Mer, she began her oboe studies at the Conservatoire de Rimouski under the direction of Messrs. Vincent Boilard and Philippe Magnan at the age of 13. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the Conservatoire de Québec, Mélissa completes her master’s degree in 2018 at the Université de Montréal, where she was the recipient of the Pierre-Rolland Scholarship for two consecutive years, in addition to other scholarships for excellence.
Since 2013, she has participated in several summer academies in Europe and Canada, such as those at Domaine Forget, where she received the Stingray Grant awarded to the excellence of emerging Canadian musicians, Orford Musique, the National Academy Orchestra and Norddeustche Oboentage. She also took part in the 2020 edition of the Orford Musique Prize, where she was the first oboist to qualify in the competition’s history.
Mélissa has had the privilege of working with great masters such as Ramon Ortega, Valery Gergiev, Maurice Bourgue, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Olivier Doise and Eugene Isotov. A passionate chamber musician, she shares the stage with several ensembles including the Ensemble Phoenix and Hautbois ETC, to name a few.
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