Biography

Very active on the local and international scene, Nathalie explores all styles of music. She was recently guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchetra for 3 concerts celebrating the release of the album “Portrait in Seven Shades” at the prestigious Rose Theater of the JALC in New York. Member of the New York based Jazz quintet: Ted Nash and ODEON since 2005, Nathalie was guest soloist of the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) directed by Walter Boudreau in 2008, concertmaster for the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal for their West Canada Tour in 2007, and and regularly joins the musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Opéra de Montréal since 1993.

Nathalie has collaborated with: Wynton Marsalis, Luciano Pavarotti, Charles Aznavour, Gino Vannelli, Robert Charlebois, Roch Voisine, Riccardo Cocciante, Isabelle Boulay, Lara Fabian, Garou, Bruno Pelletier, Salvatore Adamo, Michel Fugain, Daniel Lavoie, Linda Lemay, Bran Van 3000, Moist, Arianne Moffatt, Zachary Richard, Yves Duteil, Diane Dufresne, André-Philippe Gagnon, Lorie, Patrick Fiori, Michaël Girard, Coral Egan, Marie-Élaine Thibert, Marie-Denise Pelletier, Gage, Nanette Workman, Marc-André Fortin, Yann Perreau, Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize. She has played on more than 60 albums and many television and movie soundtracks such as: My First Wedding, Cruel and Unuasual, The Watch Tower, Sans Elle, Les Muses orphelines, Aurore, René and Maurice Richard as well as the soundtrack of the musical: Dracula: Entre l’amour et la mort and Dassin: La Grande Fête Musicale.

Nathalie has developed a new concept of acrobatic violin. She has performed LIVE for the overture to the “NHL All Star Game” at the Bell Center in Montreal (January 2009) as well as for the overture act for the “Oilers Opening Season” at Rexall Place (October 2009). She has also appeared on numerous television shows including “L’Heure de Gloire” (SRC), the “Finale Star Académie 2010” (TVA) and “La Vie est un Cirque” (TV5).

Nathalie is also a composer and has produced numerous television soundtracks for TVA and Canal Vie. She has most recently composed the theme of the new prime time French CBC talk-show hosted by Patrice L’Écuyer to be aired in January 2012.


Notable Musical Performances and collaborations

 

Canada Day, Parliament Hill, solo violin, July 1st, 2009 and 2012

Roch Voisine, AMERICANA Tour , Canada (violin and backvocals), 2011-2012

Member of New York based Jazz quintet Ted Nash and ODEON (tours in USA, Canada and Brazil) 2001-2012

GarouGentleman Cambrioleur Tour, Russia, Bielorussia, Ukraine, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Tunisia and Canada, (violin and backvocals) 2010

Garou at the Vancouver Olympic Games, 2010.

Soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis (CD and concerts) February 2010.

Charles Aznavour toursoloistUSA, Canada, 2009

Paris-Québec à travers la chanson”, concertmaster of houseband, Plaine d’Abraham, 2008

Bruno Pelletier, Un Monde à l’Envers and D’Autres rives tours, soloist 2001-2004

Gino Vanelli, Canto tour, Canada and Europe, solo violin, 2003-2005

Governor General State Tour to Africa, Official member of cultural delegation, (Morocco, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tanzania) 1999

Other collaborations include:  Lucianno Pavarotti, Marvin Hamlish, Johnny Halliday, Rick Astley, Isabelle Boulay, Tea Party, Bran Van 3000, YES, Rick Wakeman, Peter Cetera, Moist, Frank Sinatra Jr., Richard Cocciante, Nikki Yanofky, Chris Botti, Pink Martini, Holy Cole, Lara Fabian, Gérard Lenorman, Gilbert Montagné, Henry Salvador, Marie-Denise Pelletier, Maxime Landry, Tocadéo, Oliver Jones, Wycliffe Gordon, Offenbach, Cirque du Soleil, Orchestre Métropolitain, Opéra de Montréal, SMCQ, ECM, Gli Archi Italiani, Mistress Barara, Nanette Workman, Marie-Élaine Thibert, Marie-Mai, Shy’m…

Film and television

 

Played on most of Michel Cusson’s movie and television soundtracks : « Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D » (2010) ; « My First Wedding », (2006) ; « The Rocket », (2005) ; « René Lévesque », (2005) ; « Aurore », (2005) ; « Red Flag » (2004) ; « Nouvelle France », (2004) ; « Père et Fils », (2003) ; «Cruel and Unusual», (2001) ; « The Watch Tower », (2001).

« La Lune viendra d’elle-même », Mus. Dir. : Charles Papasoff, (2004)

« Les Muses orphelines », solo violin, Mus.dir.: Michel Donato and James Gelfand, 6 Jutras nominations and winner of the Jutra for Best Original Music, 2000

« The Voice Set Free », solo violinist and 2nd role, ZIJI Tightwire Productions, (CTV), Gémeaux winner, 2000

Music producer and composer

 

TV Music producer/composer, “Prière de ne pas envoyer de fleurs”, hosted by Patrice L’Écuyer, Zone 3, Radio-Canada, 2011-2013

TV Music producer/composer, “Messmer: drôlement mystérieux” Entourage, TVA, 2011-2012

String arrangements for YOAV, 2010

String Arrangements for official AFPAD song, Alexandre Poulin, 2008

TV Music producer / composer, “Ça se soigne”, 13 documentaries, Canal Vie, 1999

Appearances on Television

 

La Voix, (TVA), String leader

Belle et Bum, (Télé-Québec), guest artist

François Léveillé, en toute intimité (Super Écran) – aerial violin

Prière de ne pas envoyer de fleurs (SRC) – guest solo violin

Fidèle au poste (TVA) – string leader

La vie est un cirque (TV5Monde) – aerial violin and solo violin

MusiMission (TVO) – aerial violin

M pour Musique (SRC, TV5Monde) – solo violin of House Band

Star Académie (TVA) – aerial violin and solo violin

L’Heure de Gloire (SRC) – aerial violin, solo violin and strings leader

La Fureur (SRC) – solo violin and strings leader

Devine qui viend ce soir (TVA) – solo violin and strings leader

On n’a pas toute la veillée (TVA) – strings leader

Le Grand blond avec un show sournois (TVA), strings leader

C’est bien meilleur le matin (SRC) – guest solo violin

Les Mordus (TVA) – guest solo violin

Les 3 Mousquetaires (TVA) – guest solo violin

Les Démons du midi (TVA) – string leader

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