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Béatrice Gaudreault-Laplante studied with Philippe Magnan, Lise Beauchamp, Éric Speller and Matthias Arter. In 2012, she received her Master's diploma from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and is now focusing on Théâtre Musical at the Bern University of the Arts. Béatrice has played in the KKL Lucerne, Berlin Philharmonie, and the Gewandhaus Leipzig with Sir Simon Rattle, Heinz Holliger, Pierre Boulez, and Peter Etvös, among others. She is oboist from Ensemble Contrechamps Genève since 2017. In addition to classical repertoire, Béatrice is also passionate about modern works.
Béatrice has played English horn in the new music ensemble, Ostravska Banda, since 2012. She has also performed in a variety of festivals, including the Prague Spring Festival, Beyond Cage Festival (New York), Münchener Biennale (Germany), Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Ostrava Days Festival and the Transart Festival (Italy). In 2012 and 2014, she was "akademist" with the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Lucerne Festival, and also Ensemble Moderne at the Klangspuren Festival (Austria). Béatrice continues to develop her abilities within the universe of Théâtre Musical, an interdisciplinary subject linking music with scenic work, at the Bern University of the Arts.
Scholarships and Prizes
Béatrice has received scholarships from the Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Fond Rotary Club Biel, Fondation Irène Dénéréaz, and Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec. In 2009, she won first prize in the Concours International de l’UFAM in Paris, and also first prize in her category for the Canada Music Competition in both 2005 and 2007.