Marie-Andrée Ostiguy and the Artémuse String Quartet
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2007 Rêverie – 16 original compositions for piano and string quartet
2004 Impromptus & Scherzi – works by Franz Schubert
2002 Escapade – a collection of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2001 Valses & Impromptus – works of Frédéric Chopin
1999 Española – works of Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados
1994 Tandem – 14 original compositions for piano and orchestra
1988 Montréal Concerto – 7 original compositions and 4 works of other composers
for piano and orchestra (out of print)



Marie-Andrée Ostiguy, pianist and composer

Recognized for her talents as a performer and composer, Marie-Andrée Ostiguy garnered a fourth nomination at the
ADISQ Gala 2008 in the category Album of the year - instrumental, for her recent album of original compositions
“Rêverie.” In March of the same year, the Québec Council of Arts and Literature awarded Marie-Andrée Ostiguy
the Prix à la création artistique en Montérégie. This distinction emphasizes the rigueur of her work, her artistic
integrity as well as her incontestable contribution to the cultural vitality of her region and recognizes that her public
development activities in Québec, Canada and the U.S. contribute widely to the democratisation and broader
appreciation of classical music.

She started her music studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and attended the prestigious Juilliard
School of Music in New York, Indiana University, the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Université de Montréal,
which allowed her to further her musicianship with the renowned masters André Laplante, Gyorgy Sebok, Shigeo
Neriki, Jacinthe Couture and Henri Brassard. Using her unique style to interest, attract and entertain her growing
public with passionate performances of classical works and her original compositions, Marie-Andrée has not only
charmed Québec and Canada with her music, but also the United States.

In the pursuit of her objective to bring a wider public to appreciate classical and instrumental music, Marie-Andrée
presents cultural evenings entitled “Concerts-Salon” in her artist studio in Beloeil, Québec. For a third consecutive
season, she produces and hosts “Rendez-Vous en Musique” - a monthly television show of interviews and musical
performances on channel TVR-9 (VOX), which can be viewed on her website at

Very active in her community, she was, among others, president of the Richelieu Valley Cultural Table for four years
and head judge for the Festival de Lanaudière music competition for two years. In May 2004, she became the
honorary president of the Salon des Arts de Brossard and of the regional organization of the Relay for Life, organized
by the Canadian Cancer Society. Marie-Andrée has a rich taste for learning, a great enthusiasm for getting involved
in a constructive way, sharing her experience and lending her expertise. Currently, she is preparing the recording
of the complete set of Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth
of this great composer in 2009.

Prizes and nominations

2008 Félix nomination at ADISQ - Category Album of the year – instrumental
2008 Québec Council of Arts and Literature - Prix à la création artistique en Montérégie
2007 Jean-Grimaldi Concert Hall - Public’s Choice Award – Category Theater-Dance-Music
1997 Muséobus Action Women Award – Category Arts of Interpretation
1995 JUNO nomination - Category Instrumental artist of the year
1994 Félix nomination at ADISQ - Category album of the year – instrumental
1988 Félix nominations at ADISQ – Categories best first album and best instrumental album

The Artémuse String Quartet

Solange Bouchard, first violin

Solange Bouchard graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where she studied under Raymond
Dessaints. She is currently a member of the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Amati Ensemble, the
Longueuil Sympnony Orchestra, and the Lanaudière Sinfonia. She also freelances in the Montréal music industry.

Frédéric Lefebvre, second violin

Frédéric Lefebvre started his violin studies at the age of 4 with Les Petits Violons de Jean Cousineau. In 1988, he
was selected to attend the class of Raymond Dessaints at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. From 1990
to 1997, he received music scholarships from the Arts Foundation of Laval. In 1995, he obtained the scholarship of
excellence from the McAbbie Foundation. In 1997, he graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.
Frédéric Lefebvre is a member of the Amati Ensemble, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and Romulo Larrea Tango.
He has been heard as a freelancer with such varied artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Charlotte Church, Rod Stewart,
Diana Ross, Ginette Reno, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. He regularly participates in numerous recordings, for cds,
television, radio and cinema. Frédéric Lefebvre is a violin professor at the music faculty of the Marcel Vaillancourt
School in Laval since 2002.

Christiane Lampron, alto

Christiane Lampron, violist, studied under the masters Paul Doktor and Willian Lincer in New York, following studies
at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She started as a member of the Québec Symphony Orchestra, then
played for eight years with the Montréal Symphonic Orchestra, where she contributed to numerous recordings.
Christiane Lampron is currently the first viola of the Longueuil Symph