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Nicolas Gilbert (*1979)
Nicolas Gilbert (*1979) studied composition and analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with composers Michel Gonneville and Serge Provost. His catalogue comprises about 20 chamber, vocal and orchestral works that have been heard in many Canadian cities as well as in the USA, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Serbia-Montenegro, Kosovo, Estonia, Russia and China. Since 2000, he has received many grants from the arts councils of Québec and Canada as well as from the Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture.
In 2003, he was finalist in the Lepo Sumera International Composition Competition and was selected to participate in the 21st Century Young Composers Project (Chicago). Two of his works also received prizes in the SOCAN young composers competition. Commissions include works for the Trio Fibonacci, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Quasar saxophone quartet, the Société Codes d’accès, cellist Benjamin Carat, pianist Kadri-Ann Sumera and soprano Janice Jackson.
Other performers include the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Kovalis Duo, the Ensemble Alizé and the Boehm Flute Quartet. Forthcoming projects include commissions for the Kaida Trio (Amsterdam), Continuum Contemporary Music (Toronto), clarinettist Thomas Piercy (New-York) and Bradyworks (Montreal).