Cap-aux-Meules (Québec)
Performer (flute)

A native of the Magdalen Islands, Geneviève Déraspe studied at l’Université de Montréal with Lise Daoust and at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg with Mario Caroli, where she received a diploma of specialization in 2007 with “mention très bien et les félicitations du jury.” She also studied with flutists Raymond Guiot and Kathinka Pasveer, composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, plus many other musicians from Canada and Europe. Ms. Déraspe has received numerous awards and grants, including from the FQRSC and the Canada Council for the Arts. A dozen pieces for flute have been dedicated to her, by composers David Adamcyk, Julien Bilodeau and Patrick Saint-Denis, among others, and she is a member of the CHOROS wind quintet, in addition to collaborating with the SMCQ, the NEM, the ECM+ and several orchestras. Ms. Déraspe holds a doctorate in performance from the l’Université de Montréal Faculty of Music (2012-2013 honours list), where she taught for two years. She currently teaches flute at École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault, secteur collégial de l’école de musique Vincent d’Indy and at Camp Musical Père Lindsay. On occasion she has taught at UQAM, the Conservatoire and the CÉGEP de Trois-Rivières, on an interim basis. Each year, she participates in juries for various competitions, exams and festivals.