Carving a unique path with her sincere musicality and refined interpretations, flautist Ariane Brisson captivates audiences and critics, and has been selected as « Découverte de l’année » at the 24th Prix Opus Gala and Grand Prize winner of the Prix d’Europe competition.

In recent seasons, Ariane Brisson has been invited to perform as a soloist with the Trois-Rivières and Drummondville Symphony Orchestras, I Musici and with the Neues Zürcher Orchester (Switzerland), performing varied works from Johann Sebastian Bach to Guillaume Connesson with enthusiasm and ease.

The fluidity and sensitivity of her playing and the richness of her sound motivated the musicians of Pentaèdre to invite Ariane Brisson to join the ensemble in 2016. Since 2019, she has also served as Pentaèdre’s Artistic Director. Her personal reflections on transverse flute performance and pedagogy led to obtain in 2022 a doctoral diploma at the Faculty of Music of Université de Montréal under the tutelage of Jean-François Rivest and Michel Duchesneau. In May 2022, Ariane Brisson and pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard’s first album with ATMA Classique, Mythes, proposing original transcriptions from the flutist, has been launched.

As Principal Flute with the Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, and as a regular collaborator with Les Violons du Roy chamber orchestra, she has performed throughout North America as well as in Europe and Asia. Ariane Brisson is also a dedicated flute teacher and joined the UdeM music faculty with enthusiasm in 2019.

Ariane Brisson wishes to extend special thanks to the Prix d’Europe Foundation, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Sylva-Gelber Foundation, the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM), and to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — all of which have proven essential to her ambitions and various artistic projects. Ariane plays both a Yamaha transverse flute made of grenadilla wood, as well as a Powell 10K flute graciously loaned by Canimex Inc. (Drummondville, Canada), property of the patron Roger Dubois.

Photo of flutist Ariane Brisson
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