Val-d’Or (Québec), 1957

Linda Bouchard has been a free-lance musician all her life; active as a composer, orchestrator, conductor, guest teacher and producer for more than thirty-five years. Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard received the Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre in fall 2015 and the Davidson Award from the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Canada in 2017. Her honors in the United States include first prizes at the Princeton Composition Contest, the Indiana State Competition, and the National Association of Composers USA Contest and a Fromm Music Foundation Award from Harvard University. She lived in New York City from 1979 to 1990, where she composed, led new music ensembles and orchestrated music for the Washington Ballet and for local NYC churches. She was composer-in-residence from 1992 to 1995 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Bouchard was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley during spring 2016. In 2018, thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she continued her Live Structures project in residence at Matralab at Concordia University. She has been invited to give lectures on her project in Melbourne, Australia (Tenor), Zurich, Switzerland (GMTG), IRCAM (Forum Hors-Les-Murs) and others.