» Trio C.Chéhadé/M.Nicolas/M-H.Trempe Concert - 2011-12 Desjardins Concert
Described by La Presse as “a true violinist,” Caroline Chéhadé performs actively throughout North America and Europe. A two-time winner of the Musical Instrument Bank Competition, Ms. Chéhadé was awarded the Windsor-Weinstein Stradivari of 1717 from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2009. She is the grand prizewinner of numerous solo competitions, including the Prix d’Europe, and has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre Métropolitain, the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), I Musici (Montréal), and the Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania). She regularly performs with conductors such as Alain Trudel, Thomas Sondergard, Miriam Burns, and Peter Bellino. Pianist Alain Lefèvre regards her recording of the Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 as “Deutsche Grammophon standard” and views Ms. Chéhadé as “one of the most talented violinists of her generation.”
In addition to having performed at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall of New York, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal’s Place des Arts, and the Lanaudière Festival amphitheatre, Caroline Chéhadé can frequently be heard on the radio; she has made guest appearances on the Jeunes Artistes series and on live radio broadcasts for Radio-Canada. Showing a natural inclination for music at an early age, Caroline Chéhadé is a former pupil of the Robert sisters, Anne and Lucie. After graduating with the Prix avec Grande Distinction from the Montreal Conservatory, she went to New York to pursue her studies at the Manhattan School of Music and at Mannes College. A versatile and much sought-after chamber musician, she was invited to play in the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo’s baton, and has also performed for world-renowned musicians such as Gil Shaham, Midori, Robert Mann, Pamela Frank, and Augustin Dumay.
Caroline Chéhadé is a founding member and artistic director of the Halo Ensemble, an innovative artists’ collaborative and chamber orchestra made up of young professional musicians from around the globe. Working closely with the Crescendo International Institute in Hungary, the MasterWorks Festival in Indiana, Uskon Yö in Finland, and Productions Musicales Kaléidoscopes in Montreal, Caroline Chéhadé contributes to the development of Halo’s regular and summer season. She is dedicated to the musical and personal development of young musicians, inspiring them to find their own special relationship to their instrument.