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2012 Adjudicator

Classical voice
Rosemarie Landry

Rosemarie LandryRosemarie Landry began her musical studies in piano at the age of five, eventually earning undergraduate degrees in piano and voice from l’Université de Montréal and a master's in singing from l’Université Laval. Her voice studies began in Montreal under the tutelage of Bernard Diamant, leading to an Artist Diploma in opera from the University of Toronto in 1976. She also studied with the French baritone Gérard Souzay and Pierre Bernac in Paris, as well as with Margaret Harshaw, Irène Aïtoff and Suzy Chéreau.

Acclaimed by music critics as one of Canada's most accomplished sopranos, Rosemarie performed with most of the country’s major orchestras and many chamber music ensembles. She was frequently featured on CBC and Radio-Canada broadcasts.

Her numerous appearances in international venues included recitals at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, Wigmore Hall, London and Merkin Concert Hall, New York. With pianist Dalton Baldwin, she toured North America, South America, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Iceland. She has also sung by invitation with, among others, the Orchestra of Stuttgart, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest of Hilversum, Radio-Sinfonieorchester of Basel, l’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Turin, Orchestra Collegium Musicum of Geneva and the NHK Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo.

Renowned worldwide as one of the foremost vocalists of French song, Rosemarie has given recitals and master classes at the International Art Song Festival in Princeton, Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Petit Jean Art Song Festival in Arkansas, New York Festival of Song and Art Song Festival in Piteo, Sweden, as well as at the conservatories in Paris, Beijing, Bogota, Reykjavik and the Juilliard School of Music. She is a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa and University of Moncton. Rosemarie has also taught at many well-known summer workshops such as the Vancouver International Song Institute, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Toronto , Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, Montréal and the International Vocal Arts Institute.

Rosemarie Landry has received honorary doctorates from the University of Moncton, York University and Memorial University, St. John's. In 1990, she was named to the Order of Canada. Other honours include: rank of Chevalier in l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France; Chevalier in l'Ordre de Pléïade, l'Assemblée internationale des parlementaires de langue française; Prix Léger-Comeau, Société nationale des Acadiens.

Since 1997, Rosemarie has devoted her time and energy primarily toward education. In addition to teaching singing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as an associate professor with l’Université de Montréal, she lectures in French lyric diction and vocal literature and continues to give master classes across Canada and abroad.






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