RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
'Bessette's performance had all of what we quickly came to recognise as the hallmarks of her playing - precision, clarity and a beguiling range of colour.' - Mike Wheeler
In 1986 she won first prize at the Concours International de Musique Contemporaine in Saint-Germain-en-Yaye, In 2001 she became a member of the Order of Canada and in 2005 she became an Officer of the National Order of Quebec. In 2009 the Canadian Music Centre named her Ambassador of Canadian Music.
Further information: www.louisebessette.com