Thetford Mines (Québec), 1960
Performer (flute)

Claire Marchand is acclaimed by the critics for her “subtlety of colors, technique and magnificently balanced virtuosity». In addition to internships at IRCAM (Paris), she studied with renowned teachers such as Lawrence Beauregard, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Robert Dick and Mario Caroli. She has appeared as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles in numerous concerts in Canada and abroad. She can be heard on the ATMA and NAXOS labels, in a recording of 20th century music for solo flute, and with Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. She also recorded the Mozart concerto for flute and harp with Valérie Milot, Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie on ANALEKTA label. Claire Marchand won the Opus Prize in Quebec for best concert of the year in the contemporary music category for the interpretation of a solo work by Salvatore Sciarrino, l’Opera per flauto. Since 2015, she is Executive Director and Artistic Director of the Canadian Music Centre in Quebec based in Montréal.