Soprano Marie-Danielle Parent performs the contemporary and classical repertoires in equal measure. A regular guest soloist with the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, she premiered Denis Gougeon’s Clere Vénus as part of the new music MusiMars festival in March of 2002, and took part in the ensemble’s recording of Claude Vivier’s Bouchara. This compact disc was awarded the 2002 Prix Opus in the contemporary music album of the year category. Along with the Molinari Quartet, she premiered the staged version of Schafer’s seventh string quartet (featuring an obbligato soprano) in December of 1999. Marie-Danielle Parent has sung at a number of international festivals including those held in Lanaudière, Victoria, Vancouver, Montepulciano (Italy), and Royaumont (France).