“Emilie is one of the most exciting young talents in the world of contemporary composition. Her music reflects her intelligence and audaciousness,” says Sir Andrew Davis. “Emilie brings to us her exceptional energy and versatility. Already known as an engaging communicator and respected for her passionate advocacy work, she will be a brilliant ambassador for the TSO. I am thrilled to welcome Emilie to the TSO’s artistic team.”
[Sir Andrew Davis, Toronto Symphony Orchestra]
Canadian composer Emilie Cecilia LeBel specializes in concert music composition, the creation of mixed works that employ digital technologies, and intermedia concert works. Described as having a “deft compositional hand, unwilling to hurry ideas”, and “impressively subtle and sensuous”, her work inhabits sonic worlds that are primarily concerned with textural landscapes, resonance, and variances in colour. Emilie recently returned home to Canada after teaching at the University of Montana for three years. She is based in Edmonton Alberta, where she is Assistant Professor at MacEwan University; and frequently returns home to Toronto for her position as Affiliate Composer with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Emilie completed a Doctorate in composition at the University of Toronto in 2013, under the guidance of Gary Kulesha and Robin Elliott.
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