Edmundston (New Brunswick, Canada), 1961
Performer (soprano)

Acadian soprano, Suzie LeBlanc discovers early on, a true passion for Baroque music.

Singing a vast and diverse repertoire, she divides her time between concertizing, the lyrical scene, teaching and research.

Recently appointed to the Order of Canada, she was awarded a prestigious Career Grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, as well as four honorary doctorates by Maritimes universities.

Several of her recordings received outstanding awards and international acclaim: Olivier Messiaen’s Chants de terre et de ciel, Mozart’s Lieder with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, La Veillée de Noël de la France à l’Acadie, and Responsio (Peter Togni), all on ATMA label. I Am in Need of Music (Centrediscs) won the ECMA’s Best Classical Album.

In addition to her musical engagements, Suzie LeBlanc played the leading role in Rodrigue Jean’s Lost Song film (2008), which won the Best Canadian Feature Award at the TIFF that year, a CityTV award, as well as the Meilleur film Acadien award at the FICFA that year (Moncton).

Suzie LeBlanc teaches Early Music at McGill University; on March 8, 2019 she will conduct the choir of the Studio de musique ancienne, performing 17th century works exclusively composed by women.