Quebec City (Québec), 1981
Composer • Performer (voice) • Improviser

Gabriel Dharmoo studied composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Serge Provost and finished his studies with a “Prix avec grande distinction”, the highest honour to be awarded, in both composition (2006) and analysis (2007). Having researched South Indian Carnatic music with 4 renowned masters in Chennai (India) in 2008 and 2011, his recent work is strongly focused on integrating elements of this music to his personal style. He collaborates with prominent ensembles from Canada (ECM+, SMCQ, Aventa, Arraymusic, Motion Ensemble, Ensemble Chorum etc). In addition to regular grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, he has won awards such as the Prix d’Europe de composition Fernand-Lindsay (2011), Canada Council for the Arts’ Robert Fleming Prize (2011) as well as 6 prizes from the SOCAN Foundation. He is a member of the Canadian Music Centre and The Canadian League of Composers. Along with his work as a composer, Gabriel develops his musical identity as a vocal improviser, singing on stages in Montréal, Banff, Vancouver and Berlin.