Ensemble Paramirabo

Ensemble Paramirabo

Biographies

The musicians

Jeffrey Stonehouse, flûtes

Jeff Stonehouse, flûtes

Flutist Jeffrey Stonehouse is artistic director of Ensemble Paramirabo and is active as an orchestral and chamber musician in Montreal. Jeff has performed with ECM+, the SMCQ Ensemble, l’Orchestre Métropolitain and Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Laval and Drummondville Symphony Orchestras. As a soloist, Jeff has performed with the K-W Symphony Orchestra and has performed across Canada, the USA and Europe. He is the winner of the soundSCAPE International Festival Performer Prize.

Victor Alibert, clarinettes

Victor Alibert, clarinettes

Native of Dordogne (France), Victor Alibert began studying clarinet at the age of 7. Early experience in circus arts, music and dance fostered a passion for performing and he soon became interested in atypical and original multidisciplinary projects. Victor studied clarinet with Richard Rimbert and Stéphane Kwiatek in Bordeaux and Philippe-Olivier Devaux in Paris. In 2012, he moved to the other side of the Atlantic and settled in Montréal where he completed his masters degree with André Moisan. Victor holds a bachelor degrees in education and musicology and a masters in performance and is active as a freelance clarinettist and educator. His performance projects include multidisciplinary performances pairing music and dance, chamber music with Paramirabo Ensemble, solo performances with l’Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, Orchanik, and circus cabarets with la Fanfare Carnagnaole. He joined the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Agora in 2013 and toured with the National Youth Orchestra in 2014. Victor Alibert won 1st prize in the Université de Montréal Concerto Competition and 2nd prize in the Festival du Royaume.

Geneviève Liboiron, violon

Geneviève Liboiron, violon

Geneviève Liboiron is an active performer in Montréal's contemporary music scene as violinist with Ensembles Paramirabo and Wapiti, and a freelancer with prominent established ensembles such as Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), the SMCQ Ensemble, the Bozzini Quartet, the Bradyworks Ensemble and Ensemble SuperMusique. She has performed in Switzerland, England, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, United States and across Canada.

Viviana Gosselin, violoncelle

Viviana Gosselin, violoncelle<

An orchestral and chamber musician sought-after for her dynamic musicality, Viviana Gosselin is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatory of Music. She has appeared with the ECM +, Arkea Ensemble, the Ottawa National Arts Center Orchestra and is a co-founder of Ensemble Paramirabo. A versatile artist, she has performed across Canada, the USA, Britain and Mexico.

Daniel Áñez, piano

Daniel Áñez, piano

Daniel Áñez is the pianist of Ensembles Paramirabo and Wapiti in Montreal, and Ensemble CG in Bogota, Colombia. He also organizes the concert series No Hay Banda. A specialist in Latin-American repertoire, he holds a DMA from the University of Montreal, where he studied with Paul Stewart and Lorraine Vaillancourt.

David Therrien-Brongo, percussions

David Terrien-Brongo, percussions

Known for his rigorous work in chamber music and in orchestra, David Therrien-Brongo works as a freelance performer in Montreal. He holds a Master degree from the University of Montreal and is now studying in Barcelona. He is coordinator of Ambassadeurs O.F., a social art project for youth in Haiti.