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Marie-Céline Labbé

Marie-Céline Labbé

The flutist Marie-Céline Labbé was born in Quebec City where she received her first music training on the recorder. At the age of ten, she made her debut as a soloist with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. She studied the flute at the Quebec City Conservatory, the Université Laval, the Banff School of Fine Arts and graduated from the Conservatoire de la ville de Paris and the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, before completing with Excellence her degree in Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Münster, Germany.Prize-winner of the Quebec and Canada Music Competition as well as of the International Stepping Stone, she was granted scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Banff Centre, the Fondation des Amis de l’Art, and from the Académie de Musique de Lausanne.Her teachers were Barbara Todd-Simard, Timothy Hutchins, Alain Marion, Robert Aitken, Marcel Moyse, Andras Adorjan and Wolfgang Schulz for the modern flute, and Hans-Martin Linde, Barthold Kuijken and Konrad Hünteler for the Baroque flute.Flutist of the Wiener Akademie for the last ten years, Marie-Céline Labbé has performed with this ensemble under the direction of Martin Haselböck, Simon Schouten, Christopher Hogwood and Jos van Himmerseel as well as with other Baroque orchestras such as the Salzburger Barockensemble, the Concilium Musicum, the Orfeo Barockorchester, the Ars Antiqua Austria, Das Neue Orchester and the Concentus Musicus Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With this latter orchestra, she recently recorded the Saint Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.In addition to her participation to numerous international events such as the Festival de Lanaudière, the Wiener Festwochen, the Wiener Osterklang, the Wiener Klangbogen, the Styriarte in Graz, the Lucerne Easter Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival and the Beethoven Festival in Crakow, she has toured in Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Japan.Marie-Céline Labbé has made several CDs and played on many radio and television networks including Radio-Canada, France-Musique, ORF, Czech Television, and Radio de la Suisse Romande.

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