Flutes

Principal

A very active musician, Marie-Andrée Benny is one of the most prominent flutists in Quebec. First Flute Prize of the Conservatoire de musique de Québec at Seventeen years old, since 2001 she has been a Principal Flute with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Principal Flute with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval conducted by Alain Trudel.

Invited regularly to play as a soloist or Principal Flute with Les Violons du Roy, she participated in their tours in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Carnegie Hall in New York. Always with Les Violons du Roy she recorded the famous air of Gluck's Happy Shadows, Handel's Apollo and Daphne and JS Bach's Cantata 82, all acclaimed by the press.

Acclaimed by critics for her sonority, sensitivity and musical intuition, she has performed with many ensembles and orchestras: the OSM, the National Arts Center Orchestra, the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens,of the Festival de Lanaudière and I Musici de Montréal. She is also invited as a Soloist and chamber musician in prestigious series and festivals.

A highly sought-after teacher, she has been teaching at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal since 1997 and at the Académie Internationale du Domaine Forget since 1998.

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