Janie Caron, a native of Rivière-du-Loup (Qc), was awarded a unanimous prize in April 2004 from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in Suzanne Goyette's class. She has received scholarships from the McAbbie and Wilfrid Pelletier foundations, the Orford Arts Centre and the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada. During her studies, she perfected her skills in Canada and in France with internationally renowned masters such as Mrs. Lorraine Prieur, Mr. André Laplante and Mrs. Monique Deschaussées.
Her honours as an accompanist and chamber musician include a First Prize in the "Ensemble" category at the national finals of the Canadian Music Competitions (2003), a participation in the semi-finals of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Sing-Piano Competition in Paris (2006) and a first recital recorded by Radio-Canada in 2004. Ms. Caron has been a collaborative pianist for various choirs, including, until recently, those of Joseph-François Perrault High School. She also accompanied violinist Alexandre Da Costa in his ViolonXtreme concert series in 2013-2014.
Ms. Caron is also a member of the Fiestango Ensemble, which released its first CD entitled Café in June 2009. From March 2007 to June 2013, this same ensemble presented a series of "Jeune Public" performances produced by Jeunesses Musicales of Canada. This eponymous show was nominated for the 2008 Opus Awards. The ensemble also presents a project entitled "Café 1930, Littérature et Tango", conceived by Lou Arteau, which brings together literature, music supported by electro-acoustic tapes, and the projection of images. It is with the program of their last opus, ClairObscur, that the three members of the Fiestango ensemble have been present on the Quebec stages these last years. It is now the show Refresca that is on the program for the coming years.
Recognized for her dynamism, Ms. Caron also offers stimulating teaching to young pianists of all levels, notably in the Pre-Conservatory section of the external programs of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, at the Université de Sherbrooke and privately. Her energy and leadership also led her to become the coordinator of extracurricular musical activities at Collège Jeanne-Normandin in Montreal from 2008 to 2011.