Karina Gauvin

Karina Gauvin


Karina Gauvin’s unique voice, remarkable technique, and accomplished musicianship have charmed audiences worldwide from the Royal Opera House in London to the prestigious 92nd Street Y and the Lincoln Center in New York.


Karina Gauvin's vast repertoire covers music from Johann Sebastian Bach to Benjamin Britten and Luciano Berio. She has sung with many major orchestras including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the Toronto Symphony.On the operatic or concert stage,she has delivered outstanding performances with conductors as diverse as Charles Dutoit, Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, Bruno Weil, Markus Creed, Bernard Labadie, Andrew Parrott, and Christophe Rousset. Active as a recitalist, she has collaborated with several chamber music ensembles and with pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Michael McMahon, and Roger Vignoles.

Ms Gauvin ’s outstanding performances have been recognized in prestigious competitions worldwide. They include the Lieder Prize and the Audience Prize at the ‘s-Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and First Prize at the CBC Radio National Competition. Her awards include the Virginia-Parker Prize and the Maggie Teyte Memorial Prize in London. In 1996 Karina Gauvin was chosen “Soloist of the Year ” by the International French Public Radio Community and in 2000 she was given an Opus Award as “Performer of the Year.” A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal,Karina Gauvin studied with Ms Marie Daveluy.

In February 2004,Atma released a recording of Mahler ’s 4th Symphony featuring Karina
Gauvin and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The album was awarded two Opus Prizes,
including Recording of the Year.


Hyver Air

Written By: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Charmant Zéphir, brillante Flore,
Revenez dans nos champs, rendez-nous les beaux
La nature languit sans votre heureux retour,
L’Univers gémissant l’implore.

Now the night is chac'ed away

Written By: Shakespeare

Now the night is chac ’d away ,
All salute the rising sun;
This that happy,happy day,
The birthday of king Oberon.

Strike the Viol

Written By: Shakespeare

Strike the viol, touch the lute,
Wake the harp, inspire the flute;
Sing your patronesse ’s praise,
Sing, in cheerful and harmonious lays.


Henry Purcell: Ayres from Dido and Aeneas, King Arthur, The Faity Queen, etc.

(with Les Boréades)

ATMA ACD2 2398

Hyver (with Les Boréades) ATMA ACD2 2352

Bach-Pergolese Stabat Mater (with Daniel Taylor and Les Violons du Roy/Labadie) ATMA SACD2 2342

Set List

Concerts, opera, oratorios, recitals.