Amélie Benoît Bastien
Outaouais native Amélie Benoît Bastien began playing violin at age 4. She continued her studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau under the tutelage of Calvin Seib and Brian Boychuk. In 2010, she completed her doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Claude Richard, and was awarded one of the prestigious bursaries from the Faculté des études supérieures de l’Université de Montréal. Amélie Benoît Bastien was also a prize-winner of the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières competition, at the Festival de musique du Royaume, the Radio-Canada competition “Jeunes Artistes”, and the Canadian Music Competition. Over the years she has continued to perfect her playing, studying with great artists such as Pinchas Zukerman, David Cerone, Pierre Amoyal, Mark Fewer, and Andrew Dawes.
Since 2009, Amélie Benoît Bastien has joined the ranks of some of Québec’s most renowned ensembles, such as the Orchestre Métropolitain, the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, but to name a few. She was concertmaster of the Orchestre de la Francophonie under the baton of Jean-Philippe Tremblay from 2006-2010, and is concertmaster by invitation of the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau for the 2014-15 season.
An accomplished musician, Amélie Benoît Bastien consecrates a part of her professional life to teaching, which she considers to be a valuable and endless source of challenges and discoveries. She is presently a professor both at the Collège Regina Assumpta in Montréal, and the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau.