Born in Quebec City, oboist Suzanne Lemieux obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, a Masters degree from the University of Michigan and studied in Paris and Lausanne with assistance from the Canada Council. Ms. Lemieux was a member of the Calgary Philharmonic and the Victoria Symphony before joining Symphony Nova Scotia in 1986. She taught oboe and chamber music at the University of Victoria and is currently on faculty at Dalhousie University.
Suzanne has been guest artist with Scotia Festival of Music, Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings, the National Arts Centre’s Debut Series and performs regularly at the Indian River Festival and the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival. She is frequently featured as soloist on Symphony Nova Scotia’s Baroque, Pops and Celebrity series and has toured the Maritimes with Debut Atlantic. More recently she has been guest principal oboe with the Montreal Symphony, the Singapore Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony. Suzanne is delighted to perform as both a soloist and also in chamber music formation.
– “Lemieux’s beautifully centred sound, and unshakeably musical poise danced and sang its way through to the delight of all.”
Mail-Star, March 2002
– “Even Ravel could not have imagined the soulful languor and lingering sweetness of Suzanne Lemieux’s tone and musicality. The heart all but stops beating in order to listen.”
Chronicle-Herald, Novmember 2000
– “Lemieux was consistently passionate and precise throughout the evening”
The Telegram, February 1999
– “This was a well-balanced and gentle performance. Lemieux’s oboe has a lovely rounded tone.”
The Daily Gleaner, August 1999