Born in Acadia, Suzie LeBlanc fell in love with the Baroque early in life. The charismatic soprano provides convincing evidence for the popularity of Early Music while exploring French art song, lieder, contemporary repertoire, Acadian folk music and, with Ensemble Mélosphère, the art of improvisation. Recently appointed to the Order of Canada for her contribution to Acadian culture and to the performance of Early Music, she has also earned four honorary doctorates and a career grant from the Conseil des Arts du Québec in 2010. Suzie’s recordings have received prestigious awards, including a Grammy award for a recording of Lully's Thésée with the Boston Early Music Festival, Opus awards for a disc of early songs by Olivier Messiaen and for "Tempi con Variazioni”. She was awarded ECMA’s Best Classical Album (2014) for “I am in need of music”, which was also a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Award. This coming season, she performs songs from “I am in need of Music” with the P.E.I. symphony, premieres new Canadian works in Halifax in conjunction with the exhibition “L’Acadie Mythique”, tours Canada and the US with the recently released Responsio by Peter Togni (ATMA) and Shakespeare songs with keyboardist Alexander Weimann. She will also tour her new Christmas album “La Veillée de Noël”, “Fioré” with Elinor Frey and Esteban LaRotta and performs with the ensembles Les Idées Heureuses, Autour de la Flute and Constantinople. Suzie is the founder and artistic director of Montreal’s Le Nouvel Opéra and the honorary patron of the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia. For more information, please visit her website at www.suzieleblanc.com.