Life chose otherwise for someone who believed she could finish her studies in Europe and then come home to Québec to get on with other things. In just a few years, Louise Pellerin became one of the great oboists of the world.
Ms. Pellerin is enjoying an exceptional international career as a soloist and chamber musician. She is invited in the world’s most prestigious festivals such as Athens, Buenos Aires, Lucerne, Zürich, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Tokyo, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto.
Solo oboe of the Camerata Salzburg and Cappella Andrea Barca, Louise Pellerin plays alongside Heinz Holliger, Andras Schiff, Erich Höbarth, Leonidas Kavakos, Radovan Vlatkovic, Denes Varjon, Jörg Widmann.
After receiving two First Prizes from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Louise Pellerin went on to study with Heinz Holliger in Freiburg (Germany), where she obtained the prestigious soloist diploma with high distinction. She was awarded scholarships from the Canada Art Council, the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada and the Government of Québec, and won competitions in Montreal (OSM), La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) and Belgrade (Serbia).
A passionate teacher, Louise Pellerin is a professor at the Zürich University of Arts and a faculty member of the Orford Academy. She gives master classes in Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Venezuela and is invited on juries for international competitions. Throughout her career, Louise Pellerin has been solo oboist with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Camerata Zürich, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Collegium Novum, Festival Orchestra Budapest, Württembergisches Kammerorchester and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
In Québec she plays with Dom André Laberge, Luc Beauséjour, Olivier Godin, Robert Langevin, Jean François Rivest, Jacques Lacombe, Quatuor Alcan, I Musici de Montréal, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy. Louise Pellerin has made recordings with Atma, Decca, Denon, DGG, Novalis, Philips, Radio-Canada, WDR and Arte.