Pemi Paull

Montréal, Québec

  • Performer (viola)

Pemi’s activities have brought him to the forefront of Montréal’s new music scene. He is a member of three important new music ensembles in Montréal, Bradyworks, Ensemble Kore, and SMCQ. In addition, Pemi has premiered works for viola by Scott Godin, Andre Ristic, Rose Bolton, Emily Hall, and Nicolas Gilbert, among others. and was featured as soloist with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec in the world premiere of Debacle, for viola and orchestra, by Denis Dion. He has given the Canadian premiere of “Prologue”, by Gerard Grisey. Francois Tousignant, of Le Devoir, wrote of the performance, “…Voila une maniere differente d’user de la ’monodie’ d’autant plus convainquante que l’interprete, totalement engage, en fait resortir tout l’art inspire et inspirant”. More recently were performances of music for viola by Elliot Carter and Ligeti, at NYU, as part of the International Festival of Contemporary Performance, in New York.