One of the most promising Canadian cellists of her generation, Noémie Raymond-Friset is a passionate musician, praised for her sensitive and refined playing. An internationally active artist, she enjoys a diverse career and has appeared as a soloist with reputable orchestras in prestigious venues, travelled around the world as a chamber musician and educator and was recently named one of the“30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30”by CBC Music.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Noémie was a top prize winner in numerous national and international competitions, such as the Stepping Stone Competition, the Edwin H. and Leigh W. Schadt String International Competition, the Prix d’Europe and the WAMSO Young Artist Competition. Moreover, she was previously a laureate of the Musical Instrument Bank competition by the Canada Council for the Arts and has been a grant recipient from the same organization on numerous occasions.
Noémie has been fortunate to work with many internationally renowned cellists. In 2014, she performed for a master class led by Yo-Yo Ma at the Claude-Champagne hall in Montreal in front of an audience of more than 1000 people, a performance that was warmly acclaimed by the public and described as a “beautiful and sensitive performance”- La Scena Musicale.
Noémie currently plays on the magnificent “Ex-Curtis” cello by Matteo Goffriller (1700) graciously on loan to her by Canimex Inc., Drummondville, Qc. She also owns a Jean-Dominique Adam bow, dating from 1835.