Nicolas Gilbert

Montréal, Québec, 1979

  • Composer

Nicolas Gilbert is a composer and novelist living and working in Montréal. He studied composition and analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with composers Michel Gonneville and Serge Provost, and at McGill University, with composer John Rea. His music is performed around the world by orchestras, ensembles and soloists such as the Montréal symphony orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Edmonton Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, SMCQ, the Molinari Quartet, the Quatuor Bozzini, Quasar, Continuum, and cellist Matt Haimovitz. He is recipient of numerous grants and awards including the 2008 “Composer of the year” Opus prize awarded by the Quebec Music Council and ten SOCAN Awards for Young Composers. His three novels, Le récital (2008), Le joueur de triangle (2009) and La fille de l’imprimeur est triste (2011), are published by Leméac and have received positive reviews.