Nicolas Gilbert (*1979) is a composer and novelist living and working in Montreal. He studied composition and analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with composers Michel Gonneville and Serge Provost, and at McGill University, with composer John Rea.
His music is performed around the world by orchestras, ensembles and soloists such as the Montreal symphony orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Edmonton Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, SMCQ, the Molinari Quartet, the Bozzini Quartet, Quasar, Continuum, and cellist Matt Haimovitz.
He is recipient of numerous grants and awards including the 2008 “Composer of the year” Opus Prize awarded by the Quebec Music Council and ten SOCAN Awards for Young Composers. His four novels, Le recital (2008), Le joueur de triangle (2009), La fille de l’imprimeur est triste (2011) and Nous (2013), are published by Leméac and have received positive reviews.
He teaches composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and is composer in residence with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval.