Masterclass: Claire Guimond, baroque flute


Flute masterclass with Claire Guimond, baroque flute

Please note: These workshops are available to staff and students at the Schulich School of Music. Info on how to attend will be sent by email from to the Schulich community weekly.

Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flute player, first established in Canada and later recognised on the world scene. She is a founding member of Arion Baroque Orchestra and has been the Artistic Director from 1981 to 2020. She has also collaborated with musicologists in Italy, Spain and the UK in creating world premiere recordings and première performances in North America of rediscovered musical gems. With Arion she has performed in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

In October 2019, Claire Guimond was awarded the Betty Webster Award by Orchestras Canada for her sustained and significant contribution over a number of years to the Canadian orchestral community, with an emphasis on leadership, education and volunteerism. In January 2020 she received the Prix Opus- Artistic Director of the year- from the Conseil Québécois de la Musique. Many concerts and recordings in which Claire participated as a flutist or Artistic Director were given awards – Prix Opus, Juno Award, Félix Prize, International Handel Recording Prize, etc. Claire Guimond has recorded more than 40 internationally distributed CDs.

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