Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde performs on modern and historical cello in Europe, the UK and North America. She was a prize winner in international competitions (Concours Corneille, Early music Yamanashi, Graun Brothers competition) and national competitions in Canada. Octavie received scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst. She was selected to be part of the Handel House Talent 2017-2018.
As a soloist and chamber musician, she performed in festivals and concert series such as Folle Journée in Tokyo, Festival Royaumont, the Grachtenfestival, Festival Montréal Baroque, Bachfest Leipzig, Musica Antica da Camera and AMUZ. Recent collaborations include solo recitals with Artem Belogurov (piano, fortepiano and harpsichord), a recording with her chamber group Postscript, performances with Ensemble Masques, Vox Luminis, Amsterdam Corelli Collective, and Erik Bosgraaf. As an orchestra musician, she played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Nederlandse Bachvereniging and the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht. In 2018, she directed the festival Romberg Dagen at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She recorded for the labels Brilliant Classics, TRPTK and Gamma Musica.
She is an avid researcher and enjoys applying the latest finds to her playing. Her current CAC funded research project, the Romantic Lab, focuses on Romantic performance practice, through the imitation of historical recordings.
Coming soon, Romantic lab: rediscovering romantic performance practice
Led by Artem Belogurov and Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde, Romantic Lab is an online video blog dedicated to the study of late 19th- and early 20th-century performance practice, presenting the results of research and experimentation with Romantic performance by imitating historical recordings.
Videos by Noelia Nicolas and sound by Antal van Nie.
funded by the canada arts council
introductio: a first CD for Postscript
The newly formed ensemble Postscript (Best Ensemble and Sonderpreis at Gebrüder Graun Preis 2018) recorded its first album this summer for the label TRPTK. Centered around Telemann, this « Introduction » presents our group in a live performance full of energy and intimacy.
Release date: October 4 2019
Pre-order on https://postscriptensemble.bandcamp.com/
Members of Postscript:
Aysha Wills, traverso
David Westcombe, traverso
Artem Belogurov, harpsichord
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde, cello