Throughout our career, our common passion has led us to play in events of all kinds. On the French-speaking scene, Lirica’s musicians have thrilled their strings alongside Céline Dion, Marie-Mai, Marie-Denise Pelletier, Gino Quilico and Nathalie Choquette. Various orchestra tours have also allowed the musicians to perform internationally, in France, Belgium, China and Germany.
Audrey has been studying the violin since the age of 4 and has forged her apprenticeship in the Lanaudière region. Principal violin of the Joliette and Montreal youth orchestras for several years, she had the opportunity to perform on the international scene many times, while continuing her studies in the field of health. Today, she works in the pharmaceutical field, while pursuing her passion for music.
A music lover since she was very young, Stéphanie began studying the violin in the Joliette region at the age of 8. She completed her bachelor's degree in jazz violin at the Université de Montréal and her master's degree in music education at the secondary level at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Currently, she devotes herself to transmitting her love of music by teaching at her co-owned music school, the Galerie Musicale Arpège.
In love with the cello from an early age, Camille began her musical training at the age of eight in Quebec City, her native city. His passion for classical music then led her to move to Montreal to complete a bachelor's degree, performance profile, specializing in the cello at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Camille has had the opportunity to perfect her musical training through internationally renowned internships such as Domaine Forget, the Orford Academy of Music and the Banff Center. In addition, she had the privilege of performing on stage under the baton of maestros Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Raffi Armenian, Alain Trudel and Louis Lavigueur. Still active on the musical scene as a cellist with the Orchestre symphonique de l'Isle, Camille is also a doctoral candidate in occupational and organizational psychology and aspires to become an occupational psychologist.
It was at the age of 15 that Jean-François started playing guitar. In 2003, he obtained his college diploma in jazz guitar and in 2004, he formed the original composition group Vaudaire. It was in 2012 that the group reached its peak by winning the public prize at the Richmond Festirock final. During the same year, the group reached the finals of several competitions and always stood out from the public. Since 2007, Jean-François has been teaching guitar at the Galerie Musicale Arpège.
Originally from Bordeaux (France) Nicolas arrives in Montreal in 2011. He has since collaborated with several musical groups (Elephant Shoe, Butler…) and discovered the Montreal scene (Maison de la Culture, campus café, Place des Festivals…). Fascinated by the fingerstyle guitar or the art of combining bass and melodic lines, he likes to revisit jazz standards and other contemporary songs. Tommy Emmanuel, Marcel Dadi and Emil Ernebro inspire his approach to the guitar. Nicolas offers a complete performance range that subtly accompanies all types of instruments.
Emmanuelle began her musical training at the preparatory school of UQA M and Camp musical Père Lindsay in the Lanaudière region. It was during those childhood summer months that she discovered a passion that led her to pursue a career in music. She went on to study at McGill University, in Montreal, and Erfurt Universität, in Germany. Emanuelle now teaches piano at the École de Musique de Verdun, Camp musical Père Lindsay and at CAMMAC Music Centre. She regularly performs on the Montreal concert scene, with soprano Virginie Mongeau and flutist Hugo Périna. She is also a founding member of BOP (Ballet Opera Pantatomime). In addition to her career as a pianist and educator, Emanuelle is currently furthering her education in musicology and women’s studies at McGill University.