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Mélanie Saucier – Vocal (Soprano) 2008, 2010 (Jr. Star)

Melanie Saucier

Soprano Mélanie Saucier is a dynamic performer who is known for her ability to captivate audiences with her voice and stage presence. Since the tender age of two, she has performed in countless international festivals and has garnered multiple accolades over the course of her career including the First Prize at the New Brunswick Provincial Music Festival in 2008, 2010, and 2013, Second Prize in 2012, First Prize at the New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music in 2008 and 2010 as well as Second Prize in 2012. Ms. Saucier also earned the First Prize at the Victoria County Music Festival in 2006, 2008, and 2010. She was awarded three legislative sentiments from the State of
Maine in recognition of her professional accomplishments.

As a highly sought-after soloist, Ms...

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Adrienne Savoie – Vocal (Soprano) 1980, 1981

Adrienne Savoie (2)

Adrienne Savoie holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Moncton and a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Laval University. She then perfected her art as a member of the Atelier Lyrique de L’Opéra de Montréal and studied with the renowned American voice teacher, Jane Randolph.

Since 2001 Adrienne Savoie teaches voice at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and is also Head of the Voice Department. She also teaches at the University of Montréal since 1994.

In the Spring 2001, Ms Savoie sang a series of concerts in Japan where she performed for Royalty. She has also recorded under ATMA label. In the last several years, Adrienne Savoie has performed extensively throughout Canada for several Orchestras and Opera houses.


“I had the privilege of being part...

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Benjamin Marmen – Cello 2010

Benjamin MarmenMooring in Halifax in 2010 to enroll at Dalhousie University, Benjamin Marmen and his cello have since sought to become dynamic contributors to the city’s musical life.

A small-town boy out of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, Benjamin began cello lessons at age seven with Sonja Adams in Saint John. Throughout high school he performed with Symphony New Brunswick as a substitute, with the Early Music Studio in SJ, and also with provincial and national youth orchestras.

In summer programs such as Le Domaine Forget, Scotia Festival, and the National Arts Centre’s prestigious Young Artist Program, Benjamin has received instruction from acclaimed cellists such as Lynn Harrell, Philippe Muller, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Denise Djokic, Paul Marleyn, Blair Lofgren, and Thomas Wiebe...

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