Patricia Gagnon

Born in Canada, Patricia Gagnon studied at the Conservatory in her hometown before being admitted to McGill University in Montreal, where she completed her degree in performance in 1990.

Gagnon continued her career in Switzerland, where he completed her master’s degree in 1992 at the Conservatoire de Lausanne.

Her journey began at the Early Music Studio in Montreal and at the Arion ensemble. The contact she established with Anner Bylsma at the Lamèque Baroque Music Festival in Canada was decisive for the rest of her career.

From 1991, in Europe, she was a founding member of the ensemble Café Zimmermann (Céline Frisch and Pablo Valetti) from 2000 to 2019, after ensemble 415 (Chiara Banchini) from 2004 until the dissolution of the group in 2011. She has been a member of the Ensemble. Pulcinella (Ophélie Gaillard) since its foundation.

Always keeping the spirit of historically informed interpretation, she founded, together with her colleagues from Café Zimmermann in 2003 the quartet Rincontro, having played and recorded pre-classical and classical repertoire until 2016.

Currently, he regularly collaborates on projects with various ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Le Banquet Céleste (Damien Guillon), Les Accents (Thibault Noally), Il Convito (Maude Gratton), as well as the Academia Byzantina (Ottavio Dantone).

She has been a member of Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco (Cecilia Bartoli) since its inception in 2007 and has been performing on the biggest European stages. To broaden her horizons and develop her knowledge of a later repertoire, she also participates in projects with La Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine) and the Les Siècles orchestra (François-Xavier Roth).

She has many recordings to her credit, some of them for publishers such as Alpha, Aparté, Zig-Zag Territoires, Alia Vox, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, many of which have won several awards from the specialized press.