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Elinor Frey est fascinée par les origines du violoncelle de même que par le processus créatif de musiques nouvelles. Elle joue aussi bien des instruments d’époque que des instruments modernes. Son récent album paru sous l'étiquette belge Passacaille, Berlin Sonatas (2015) avec Lorenzo Ghielmi, a été en nomination pour un prix Juno et a remporté un Prix Opus et son premier disque baroque, La voce del violoncello (2013), a reçu des critiques très élogieuses. En 2017, est sorti le CD Fiorè, l'enregistrement en première mondiale des sonates d'Angelo Maria Fiorè et de diverses airs italiennes inconnues avec la soprano canadienne Suzie LeBlanc. Son CD de nouvelles œuvres pour violoncelle baroque, intitulé Guided By Voices, est sorti sur le label Analekta en mars 2019. Elinor a entre autres bénéficié de la bourse américaine US-Italy Fulbright Fellowship ainsi que de bourses du CRSH et du Conseil des Arts du Canada en regard de ses travaux sur la musique italienne pour violoncelle. Elle s’est produite en concert avec Il Gardellino, Les Idées heureuses, Caprice, Constantinople, ainsi qu'avec son quatuor, Pallade Musica. Elinor Frey a obtenu en 2012 un doctorat en musique de l’université McGill et est également diplômée du Mannes College of Music et de la Juilliard School. Elinor est professeure de violoncelles anciens à l'Université de Montréal, chargée de cours à l'Université McGill, et chercheur invitée en musique de 2019-2022 à Lady Margaret Hall, Université d'Oxford.

Fascinated by the cello’s origins and the creative process of new music, Elinor Frey plays both period and modern instruments. Her recent release on the Belgian label Passacaille, Berlin Sonatas with Lorenzo Ghielmi on fortepiano, was nominated for a Juno award for Best Classical CD, Solo & Chamber Music and won the 2015 Québec Opus Prize for Early Music CD of the year. Her first Baroque CD, La voce del violoncello, was praised for its “careful scholarship and brilliant layering of moods and tempos” (Toronto Star) and for the “honest, reflective beauty of her music making” (Strings). Her performance of this program was the winner of the public prize at the 2013 Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe. In May 2017, she released Fiorè, the world premiere recording of the sonatas of Angelo Maria Fiorè and various unknown Italian arias, performed alongside Lorenzo Ghielmi and Suzie LeBlanc.

Frey’s debut album, Dialoghi, is titled for the solo piece written for her by Steven Stucky, and her CD of new works for Baroque cello, titled Guided By Voices, will be released on the Analekta label in March 2019. These works are by Scott Godin, Linda Catlin Smith, Ken Ueno, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Maxime McKinley, and Lisa Streich. She also recently performed Lutoslawski’s cello concerto and a new concerto by Colin Labadie with the Laurier Symphony, as well as a concerto by Keiko Devaux with Ensemble Arkea and conductor Dina Gilbert.

Frey’s honours include a US-Italy Fulbright Fellowship where she studied baroque cello with Paolo Beschi, the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, American Musicological Society, and Canada Council for the Arts grants facilitating her work on Italian cello music. In recent seasons she has performed with Il Gardellino, Constantinople, Clavecin en concert, Ensemble Caprice, SMAM, Les Idées heureuses, Arion, Les Boréades, and Theatre of Early Music, as well as with her quartet, Pallade Musica, grand prize winners of the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition and second prize winners in the 2014 International Van Wassenaer Competition in Utrecht. Currently a course instructor at McGill University, Frey holds degrees from Mannes, McGill, and Juilliard and is the Visiting Fellow in Music from 2019-2022 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

Elinor Frey, violoncello
Elinor Frey è affascinato dalle origini del violoncello e dal processo creativo della nuova musica. Suona sia strumenti d'epoca che moderni. Il suo recente album sur l’etichetta Passacaille, Berlin Sonatas (2015) con Lorenzo Ghielmi, è stato nominato per un Juno Award e ha vinto un Opus Prize, e il suo primo album barocco, La voce del violoncello (2013), ha ricevuto recensioni molto positive. Nel 2017 è uscito il CD Fiorè, registrazione in prima mondiale delle sonate di Angelo Maria Fiorè e di varie arie italiane sconosciute con la soprano canadese Suzie LeBlanc. Il suo CD di nuove opere per violoncello barocco, intitolato Guided By Voices, è stato pubblicato per l'etichetta Analekta nel marzo 2019. Elinor ha ricevuto la US-Italy Fulbright Fellowship, così come la SSHRC e il Canada Council for the Arts per il suo lavoro sulla musica per violoncello italiana. Si è esibita in concerto con Il Gardellino, Les Idées heureuses, Caprice, Constantinople, e con il suo quartetto Pallade Musica. Elinor Frey ha conseguito un dottorato di ricerca in musica presso la McGill University nel 2012 ed è anche laureata al Mannes College of Music e alla Juilliard School. Elinor è professoressa di antichi violoncelli all'Université de Montréal, docente alla McGill University e visiting scholar in musica dal 2019-2022 alla Lady Margaret Hall, Università di Oxford.

2/2019 - Concept to Realization - Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Funding for research and recording of the sonatas of Giuseppe Dall’Abaco.

10/2018 - Project Grant, CALQ, Pallade Musica, “Bach: Concertos pour clavecin.”

7/2018 - Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Artist-in-residence at the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur 2019-2020 season. Supports 6 concerts.

7/2018 - Concept to Realization Composite Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Pallade Musica complete 2018-2019 Season.

6/2018 - Project Grant, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Pallade Musica concert “Bach: Concertos pour clavecin.”

11/2018 - Nomination, Prix Opus, Disque de l’année (Musiques Médiévale, de la renaissance, Baroque), Sonates en Trio: Schiefferlein, CPE Bach, Telemann. Pallade Musica ensemble baroque.

4/2018 - Canada Council for the Arts, Concept to Realization grant, Recording and Recital Tour of New Works for Baroque Cello.

3/2018 - FACTOR Juried Sound Recording Program. Funding for “New Music for Baroque Cello.”

12/2017 - Nomination, Prix Opus, Québec. Disque de l’année (Musiques Médiévale, de la renaissance, Baroque), “Fiorè”.

5/2017 - Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec (CALQ), for performances in Europe.

3/2017 - Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec (CALQ) - Soutien à la consolidation des organismes artistiques à la relève de Montréal 2016-2017, for professional growth of Pallade Musica.

2/2017 - Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Professional Musicians for 2 months research in Italy

2/2017 - Canada Council for the Arts, Touring Grant, tour with Lorenzo Ghielmi, July 2017.

3/2016 - Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant, to Italy June 2016.

2/2016 - Nomination, Juno Award, CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE.

2/2016 - Grant, New Music USA, to commission new work from Ken Ueno.

2/2016 - Winner, Prix Opus, Québec. Disque de l’année (Musiques Médiévale, de la renaissance, Baroque), “Berlin Sonatas” Elinor Frey and Lorenzo Ghielmi, Passacaille Records.

1/2016 - Canada Council for the Arts, Production Grant, Pallade Musica concert May 29, 2016.

11/2015 - Nomination, Prix Opus, Québec, Concert de l’année (Musiques Médiévale, de la renaissance, Baroque) “Franciscello", Les Idées heureuses, February 8, 2015.

11/2015 - Nomination, Prix Opus, Québec. Concert de l’année (Musiques Médiévale, de la renaissance, Baroque). “Elles : musique instrumentale et vocale autour de la féminité et de la force de caractère”, Pallade Musica, March 6, 2015.

9/2014 - Canada Council for the Arts, Production Grant, Pallade Musica

9/2014 - Canada Council for the Arts, Touring Grant, Pallade Musica

9/2014 - 2nd Prize Winner, International Van Wassenaer Competition Pallade Musica Ensemble Baroque, Utrecht, Netherlands.

8/2014 - Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Professional Musicians

4/2014 - Award recipient, Janet Levy Fund for Independent Scholars, American Musicological Society.

3/2014 & 8/2013 - Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec (CALQ)

8/2013 - Audience Prize, Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

10/2012- Grand Prize Winner, Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Pallade Musica

10/2012 - Grantee, F. A. C. T. O. R. Juried Sound Recording Program

9/2012 - Finalist, Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition, Named “Alternate.”

3/2012- Winner, Emerging Artist competition, Ensemble Transmission, Montréal, Quebec.

2012 - McGill Schulich School of Music Recording Project Competition Prize

2012 - Nomination, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit.

2011- McGill Schulich School of Music GREAT Award and Dean’s Travel Award

2011-2012 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement.

2011- Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant

2009-2010 - US-Italy Fulbright Fellowship Program

2009-2012 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship

2009 - Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Professional Musicians

2004 - Winner, Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition

2002-2006 - Virtu Foundation Scholarship Competition. Cello loan