Karina Gauvin is brought to international attention upon winning in 1994, the lieder prize as well as the public’s prize in the 40th edition of the ’s-Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition in Holland. In 1995, she captures first prize in the 28th CBC Radio National Competition for Young Performers. After graduating with a first prize at the Montréal Conservatory of Music where she studies with Marie Daveluy, Karina Gauvin persued her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music (Glascow) with Pamela Bowden. Karina Gauvin has given recitals at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), the Bishopsgate Hall in London and has sung The Fairy Queen by Purcell in Oxford and at the Aldeburgh Festival. Winner of the Maggie Teyte Memorial Prize (London 1992) Karina Gauvin was recently chosen as Soloist of the Year by the International French Radio Community. In Canada, she has sung with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. Karina Gauvin is recipient of the Virginia P. Moore prize attributed by the Canada Council for the Arts.