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Catherine Meunier, percussionnist

7701, avenue De Gaspé
Montréal (Québec)
H2R 2A5
Phone: (514) 808-1956
Email: info@CatherineMeunier.com


Education

2001-2004 Doctor of Music in Performance
Université de Montréal
1999-2001 Graduate Performance Diploma
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, United States
1997-1999 Master of Music in Performance
McGill University
1994-1997 Bachelor of Music in Performance
Université de Sherbrooke
   

Prizes

2008 Finalist, Opus prize, Concert of the Year - Regions
  (Duo Meunier-Breault)
2001 Prix Jeunes artistes of Radio-Canada
2000 Prix d'Europe
2000 Canadian Music Centre Prize
   

Funding

2008

Career Development Program for the creation of a web site
Canada Council for the Arts

2005 Artist Ambassador Grant
City of Sherbrooke
2001-2004 Doctorate Grant
Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture
1999-2001 Full Study Grant
Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore
   

Concerts

Solo and Chamber Recitals (select list)

2007 Piazzola resurrection, soloist alongside Denis Plante and Noémi Racine-Gaudreault
2007 Quintette Mont-Royal, performances at the Domaine Forget International Festival in Saint-Irénée and the Up To Your Ears festival, Montreal
2007 Duo Meunier/Breault, Jetstream, a concert of premieres for flute and percussion, Lennoxville and Montreal
*Opus prize finalist for the Lennoxville concert
2006 Trio Mativetsky-Meunier-Breault (Trio Kali), performance at the Percussive Arts International Convention, Austin, TX
2006 Bradyworks, Canadian tour of the chamber opera Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune
2006 Recital solo, Up To Your Ears festival, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal
2006 Allegra music series, L'Histoire du soldat, with members of the MSO, Redpath Hall, Montreal
2005 Quintette Mont-Royal, Up To Your Ears festival, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal
* TOP 5 classical concerts of the year 2005, Voir Montreal
2005 Solo Recital, Évolutions concert series, Innovations en concerts, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montreal.
2005 Duo Gray/Meunier, concerts in Montreal and Lennoxville
*Recorded by Radio-Canada
2004-2005 Duo Meunier/Breault, On Tour in Canada, presented by Jeunesses musicales of Canada, with the flautist Marie-Hélène Breault
*40 concerts in Canada
2003 Concerts with Emmanuel Séjourné (France)
Concerts in Lennoxville and Montreal
*Recorded by Radio-Canada
2003 Ensemble Mahapooram, Himalaya, premiere of Himalaya, dance and contemporary music, Usine C, Montreal
2001 The Wooden Project, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal
*Recorded by Radio-Canada
2000 Trio de percussion, tour, Montreal, Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo (Japan)
   

Concertos

2008

Alejandra Odgers, Moemi, concerto for marimba and orchestra
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Mexico
José Luis Castillo, conductor

2001 Eric Ewazen, Marimba Concerto
Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil
Marc David, conductor
1997 Peter Klatsow, Marimba Concerto
Ensemble Prestissimo, Sherbrooke
François Bernier, conductor
   

Ensembles

Musique de chambre

2008-… Ensemble Mont-Royal, an ensemble of varying geometry comprised of Marie-Hélène Breault, flute, Marie-Julie Chagnon, clarinet, Pierre-Yves Martel, contrabass, Catherine Meunier and Shawn Mativetsky, percussion
2004-2008 Quintette Mont-Royal, flute, clarinet, contrabass, percussion and marimba
2000-2008 Duo Meunier/Breault, flute-marimba duo with Marie-Hélène Breault
*Continues to exist as a subset of Ensemble Mont-Royal
2000-… The Wooden Project, violon-marimba duo with Annaliesa Place (2000-2005), and Noémi Racine-Gaudreault (2006-…)
   

Orchestras (select list)

Percussionist (substitute) Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke
  I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra
  Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra
   

Contemporary Music Ensembles

Percussionist (substitute) Société de musique contemporaine du Québec
  Ensemble contemporain de Montréal
  Bradyworks
   

Teaching

2007-…

Percussion Professor
the Asbestos Music Camp

2006 Master Class, Moving Around the Marimba
McGill University
2004 Master Class, Evolution of the Marimba Repertoire
McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke, Cégep d'Alma, Conservatoire de Rimouski
2003 Lecturer in percussion
Université de Sherbrooke
2001-… Teacher, various youth orchestras and schools with a concentration in music
2000-2001 Assistant, master classes of Robert Van Sice, Canadian and American universities
1993-… Private Teacher
   

Implication professionnelle

2007-…

Member of Groupe Le Vivier, representing Ensemble Mont-Royal

2007-… Member of the Conseil québécois de la musique
2005-… Member of the society Codes d'accès
2003 ; 2005 Jury Member, Canadian Music Competition
2004-… External examiner, McGill University, undergraduate recitals
   

Discography

Estria Woodwind Quintet Grant, Chan, MacDonald, Lemay, Gougeon, ATMA Classique,
ACD2 2357, Stanstead, Québec, 2004.
Participation in Nature/Nurture de Chan Ka Nin
*Opus prize finalist 2004-2005

Luna Pearl Woolf

Après moi, le Déluge, Oxingale records, Montréal, 2006.
Participation in Orpheus on Sappho's Shore, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, dir. Véronique Lacroix.
   


Catherine Meunier is an artist sponsored by the Pearl/Adams corporation


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