viola da gamba
Versatile artist, Marie-Laurence Primeau is an experienced recorder player and is also now establishing a solid reputation as a viola da gamba player and baroque dancer. The complementarity of these arts gives a particular dimension to her playing and brought her to work with well-established ensembles such as le Consort des Voix Humaines, Ensemble Masques, les Boréades de Montréal, les Idées Heureuses, le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and the Toronto Masque Theatre.
She is a regular member of ensemble Flûte Alors!, Canada’s only professional recorder quartet, and a founding member of the baroque dance company Les Jardins chorégraphiques directed by choreographer and stage director Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière. She has been seen in prestigious festivals in Québec and Canada (Montréal baroque, Festivals of Orford, Domaine Forget and Îles du Bic,Ottawa Chamber Music, Festival of Ideas, Grand River Baroque Festival), has recorded under ATMA Classique label and is recipient of grant from the Quebec Arts Council.
Marie-Laurence teaches in different music schools, associations and summer institutes, and has completed a master in viola da gamba and Early Music Performance at University of Montreal under the direction of Margaret Little.