Biography

Flutist Jeffrey Stonehouse is an ardent supporter of Canadian new music active as a chamber and orchestral musician in Montreal. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of Ensemble Paramirabo, a new music group formed in 2010 whose mandate is to promote music by emerging Canadian and Québecois composers. With Ensemble Paramirabo, Stonehouse has performed across Canada and the USA and premiered over 30 works and recorded the album ‘Autoportrait.’ He holds degrees from McGill University (MMus 2011), Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (Prix aver grande distinction, 2009) and Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus, BMT, 2007). His most influential teachers include Marie-Andrée Benny, Denis Bluteau and Dr. Amy Hamilton. He has appeared as a soloist at Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg, MB), Mise-en Festival (New York City) and the Chrysanthemums and Maple Leaves Festival (Vancouver, BC). Stonehouse has performed concertos with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, K-W Chamber Orchestra and l’Orchestre Métropolitaine du Grand Montréal. In 2011, Stonehouse was awarded the performer prize at the soundSCAPE International New Music Festival in Maccagno, Italy. As an orchestral freelancer, he has performed with with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre Métropolitaine du Grand Montréal, I Musici and Trois-Rivières, Laval, Drummondville and Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestras and the Sinfonia de Lanaudière. From 2009 – 2011 Stonehouse was artistic director of Productions Berrisque which produced chamber music concerts in alternative venues in Montreal. In addition to Ensemble Paramirabo, Stonehouse performs with soprano Sarah Albu forming the duo Altra Voce and harpist Robin Best as co-founder of the projet iso collective. Stonehouse has performed on film soundtracks for Louis Cyr and Hot Dog and can be heard on the Naxos and Centredisc labels. A passionate pedagogue, Stonehouse operates a private home studio and conducts the Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de la Montérégie.

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