Fannie Gaudette: First Solo Album

Fannie Gaudette: First Solo Album

Bishop’s contract faculty also widely contributes to incredible creative activities. Classically-trained pianist, Fannie Gaudette has been teaching courses in the Department of Music since 2004, and took over the direction of the Bishop’s University Singers in 2014. She worked as co-musical director for numerous Bishop’s Musical productions and directs the music program at Champlain Regional College.

On February 16, 2022, she will launch her first solo album L’invention humaine, as a composer, pianist and performer and will debut it at Bishop’s Centennial Theatre on February 19, accompanied by two percussionists and a string section including Philippe Dunnigan on violin (Céline Dion’s concert master) and BU faculty Dr. Mathieu Désy on double bass. Her original compositions have been inspired by the words of Townships poet Normand Achim.

Fannie’s creative project has been made possible through various grants. She received an Explore and Create -Research and Creation grant ($14,000) and an Explore and Create – Research and Creation – Concept to Realization grant ($50,900) from the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada’s public arts funder. The Research and Creation grant supported the initial stages of her creative process, while the Concept to Realization grant supported the full creative cycle, from the initial idea through to presentation, at any stage of the creative continuum. Fannie also received a Creation grant ($40,000) from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, which funds those who shape Québec’s cultural identity and make it shine. This grant provides assistance for the creation of works and projects, to help develop an artistic practice. My whole experience at Bishop’s prepared me for this new creative adventure, says Fannie Gaudette. I am thrilled to perform my launch concert at home in Centennial Theatre.

You can check out Fannie Gaudette’s first music video from that album La faiblesse on Youtube.

You can buy tickets for Fannie Gaudette’s show L’invention humaine at Centennial Theatre on February 19, 2022, 8:00 p.m. on this link.

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