Currently residing in Amsterdam, Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde performs on modern and historical cello in Europe, the UK and North America. In September 2016, she was the Second Prize winner of the Concours Corneille, international competition for baroque soloists in Rouen, France. She is a scholarship recipient from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She was selected to be one of the six young professionals in residence as part of the Handel House Talent scheme 2017-2018.
Equally at home as a soloist, a chamber and an orchestra musician, she performs well-known works as well as repertoire rarely heard nowadays. Her recent collaborations include solo recitals and a recording with Artem Belogurov (fortepiano and harpsichord), the 2017 experience scheme with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, performances with Erik Bosgraaf, the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht and Holland Opera.
She is an avid researcher and enjoys applying the latest finds to her playing. Her current research project focuses on late Classical and Romantic performance practice.
Romberg dagen: may 12th & 13th 2018
The Romberg Dagen is a mini festival over two days, celebrating the music of cellist Bernhard Romberg and his important contribution to the repertoire of the cello and the development of its technique.
The weekend consists of three chamber music concerts of music by Romberg and other musicians from his circle (Reicha, Dotzauer, Ries, and many others), a masterclass and three lectures on 19th century performance practice, to make it a concise but rich symposium celebrating this important musician.
Octavie is one of the six young baroque performers selected for the 2017-2018 Talent scheme at the Handel House in London. She will perform two solo recitals at the Handel House and will take part in masterclasses and career development courses with professional advisors.
Solo recitals will take place in the Music Room of the Handel House on March 29th 2018, 13:00-14:00 and November 27th 2018, 18:30-19:30.