Bénédicte Lauzière, Violin
- Winner, Strings Competition 2009
Bénédicte Lauzière began learning to play the violin at the age of five and, in 2000, she started studying at Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal with Helmut Lipsky. Ms. Lauzière is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree with Jonathan Crow at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, where she has been awarded the Lloyd Carr-Harris Scholarship.
In February 2010, Ms. Lauzière won the silver medal of the Stulberg Competition, an International Competition in Kalamazoo, MI. She was invited to come back to Kalamazoo on October 8, 2010 to perform the Korngold violin concerto with the Western Michigan University Symphonic Orchestra.
She won the first prize in her age category at the Canadian Music Competition three years in a row (2006, 2007 and 2008). In 2008, she was invited to play as the soloist in Prokofiev’s first concerto with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec under maestro Yoav Talmi. Ms. Lauzière also won the 2010 Peter Mendell Award, which annually rewards the most promising string player in one of the four universities in Montréal.
In the past few years, Ms. Lauzière has participated in master classes with Salvatore Accardo, Martin Beaver, Pinchas Zukerman, Alexandre Da Costa, Régis Pasquier and Leonidas Kavakos.