Émilie Brûlé, Violin
- Hochelaga Maisonneuve
Émilie Brûlé, violinist, studied in the Early Music Program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, with Hélène Plouffe and Mark Fewer. Passionate by her new ensemble Passiflore, she is also a guest performer of many Canadian ensembles: Les Idées Heureuses, Caprice, Theater of Early Music, La Nef, Skye Consort, Les Boréades, Les Voix Baroques and Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal.
Émilie is a winner of Early Music America’s 2nd Medieval/Renaissance Music Competition, CBC/Radio Canada’s Galaxie Rising Stars Award, Schulich Award ($10,000) and the Quellmalz Award for Early Music. She was also one of few violinists selected to attend three prestigious early music workshops, the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy (San Francisco), EMA’s Select student ensemble of Young Performers Festival Premieres (Boston), and The Legacy of the Baroque (Early Music Vancouver), where she studied with Elizabeth Blümenstock, Robert Mealy, Scott Metcalfe, Marc Destrubé and Julie Andrijeski.
Émilie has performed as both a baroque violinist and a medieval vièliste in venues such as the Boston Early Music Festival, San Francisco's Summer Bach Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society concert series, Seattle's Early Music Guild International Series, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Festival Montréal Baroque, Kultur Forum Amthof in Austria and the Tage Für Musik Regensburg in Germany.
Following the success of Archets Boréals, concert by Feux d’Archetistes and La Nef on northern traditional music played on period instruments; Emilie was invited to perform her crossover-style compositions in a countryside series with Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland, Ohio), and later with Music City Baroque (Nashville, Tennessee) as a guest artist and leader in the orchestra. The latter project was published in Early Music America and Strings Magazine.