Violinist Bénédicte Lauzière loves to perform on stage. Described as "beautiful to watch and breathtaking to hear", Ms Lauzière began learning the violin at the age of five and then attended Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal from 2001 to 2009 with Helmut Lipsky as her teacher. Ms Lauzière completed her bachelor degree with Jonathan Crow at the Schulich School of Music of McGill Universityin 2012, where she was awarded the Lloyd Carr-Harris scholarship. Ms Lauzière is now pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School with Professor Masao Kawasaki with the support of the C.V. Starr Scholarship. Ms Lauzière is also honored to be aided by the Canada Council for the Arts as a beneficiary of the Grants to Professional Musicians for individuals.
During her studies at McGill, Ms Lauzière had the opportunity of performing Tchaikovsky concerto in February 2012 and Mendelssohn concerto in February 2011 with the McGill Sinfonietta. In the summer of 2011, Ms Lauzière was announced the first winner of the Michael Measures Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts and thus, was concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra Canada. Ms Lauzière is also truly fond of the chamber music repertoire, in particular the string quartet repertoire, which she performs regularly. In February 2010, Ms. Lauzière won the silver medal of the Stulberg International String Competition, which gave her the chance to do what she enjoys most, perform as a soloist in the Korngold violin concerto with the Western Michigan University Orchestra. Also in 2010, she won the Peter Mendell award. Bénédicte won the first prize in her age category at the Canadian Music Competition in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2008, she was invited to play as a soloist in Prokofiev’s first concerto with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and maestro Yoav Talmi.
Bénédicte Lauzière, violin, Raymond Wong, piano.
Gershwin/Heifetz, Bach, Mozart and Ravel.