Jonquière (Québec), 1945
Performer (soprano)

Pauline Vaillancourt has enjoyed a remarkable career in Canada and Europe. A much sought-after performer, she has brought to the stage works by such diverse artists as Georges Aperghis, Claude Vivier, Serge Nigg, Michael Finnissy, Gilles Tremblay, Sylvano Bussotti, Serge Garant, José Evangelista and Bruce Mather.

Highlights include her work with the noted directors Antoine Vitez in Paris, Pierre Audi in London, and Gilles Maheu of Carbone14 in Montréal. She has also sung with a number of contemporary groups, including the Ensemble InterContemporain, the Ensemble Itinéraire and 2E2M in Paris, Gropus 7, Array Music, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne in Canada. She has recorded for Radio-France, the BBC in London, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the SNE, Sonart, and many others.

Pauline Vaillancourt has appeared at various festivals in Europe and North-America, including Montpellier, Angers, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Strasbourg, Valencia, London, and Buffalo.

She has made several compact disc recordings, most recently on the Sonart, Société nouvelle d’enregistrement, and Port-Royal Labels.

In the course of her career, she has received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Flandres-Québec prize for contemporary music performance.