An accomplished and sought after soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and orchestra leader, the Canadian violinist Renée-Paule Gauthier was mentioned as one of the "best upcoming violinist of the new generation" in the book Violin Virtuosos, from Paganini to the 21st Century. A graduate of the University of Montreal and the Eastman School of Music, Ms Gauthier is currently completing a Doctorate of Music Degree at Northwestern University, studying with Gerardo Ribeiro. She was Concertmaster of the New World Symphony, in the first violin section of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic. She has won awards in several competitions, including the exclusive three-year loan of the Taft Stradivari violin through the 2009 edition of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition. She made her Kennedy Center solo debut in April 2014.
She joined the faculties of North Park University and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2013 as Violin Instructor and Chamber Music Coach. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière, a chamber music festival in the province of Québec. She performs as Principal Second Violin with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, is a member of the Illinois Philharmonic and Chicago Philharmonic, and is an active member of the Chicago area chamber music scene.
More information can be found on her website at www.reneepaulegauthier.com.