Noémie Raymond-Friset


Digital Broadcast
From May 9 to May 22, 2021
Digital Broadcast
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

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One of the most promising Canadian cellists of her generation, Noémie is one of CBC Music’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30”. She is a passionate musician, praised for her sensitive and refined playing. Noémie made her debut at the London’s Royal Albert Hall in December 2016 and was also a winner of the 2018 International Stepping Stone, the Canimex Canadian Music Competition, the Edwin H. and Leigh W. Schadt String Competition and the WAMSO Young Artist Competition, where she was awarded for her outstanding performance. At the 2017 Prix d’Europe, she received the Beatrice-Kennedy-Bourbeau Prize for the best interpretation of a work, all genres and instruments, and previously received the Guy Soucie Prize for the best interpretation of a Canadian work.

Noémie serves as the Artistic director of the Eastman Cello Ensemble and is quite active in the musical community. She recently returned from a tour in Cambodia, in a quartet with violinist Midori as part of the ICEP Music Sharing program. She took part in the most recent tours of the Heifetz International Music Institute and has been one of their Artist in Residence. She has been heard several times on Performance Today, New York’s popular classical music radio show and was invited by the Music Corporation of Viña del Mar to perform in La Calera (Chile) as part of an introductory program to classical music with young students. Noémie was also a guest artist at the XVIII International Festival of Musica de Camara in Lima (Peru). She has performed extensively in Quebec, notably at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the Festival International de Lanaudière, the Orford International Music Festival and the Festival Les Concerts de la Chapelle. In June 2016, she recorded the Prokofiev’s Sonata for Cello and Piano for Radio-Canada with pianist Lysandre Ménard.

As a soloist, she has been invited to perform with the National Arts Center Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the Orchestre de chambre Carlos Costa, the Orchestre de l’Agora, the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de la Montérégie and the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

Noémie currently plays on the magnificent “Ex-Curtis” cello by Matteo Goffriller (1700), graciously on loaned to her by Canimex Inc., Drummondville, Qc. She also owns a Jean-Dominique Adam bow, dating from 1835.

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