Josiane Breault

Violin

Born in Joliette, Josiane discovered her passion for the violin at the age of 5 with Father Rolland Brunelle. Over the years, she has won many regional competitions. In 1990, she entered the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Montreal where she studied with Johanne Arel. In 2003, she obtained her Diploma of Superior Studies in violin, which earned her a grant from the Joseph-McAbbie Foundation. In 2005, she completed her Master's degree and was awarded the Prix avec Grande Distinction.

During her 15 years at the Conservatory, she took part in workshops under the supervision of Raymond Dessaints, where she was invited to play with the orchestra as a soloist on several occasions. She also participated in numerous master classes with renowned violinists such as Martin Beaver and Gil Shaham.

Since then, she has played with renowned orchestras such as the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil, the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and the Orchestre Symphonique du festival de Lanaudière. She has also accompanied internationally renowned artists such as Barbra Streisand, Ginette Reno, Frank Sinatra Jr., Diana Krall, Deep Purple, Kanye West and Lionel Richie. She has also participated in the ADISQ, Jutras and Star Académie Galas. For more than 15 years, she has been teaching violin in the Arts-study music concentration at Joseph-François-Perrault high school and at the École des Petits Musiciens.

Today, in addition to being regularly in the recording studio for renowned artists such as Céline Dion, Diane Tell and Éric Lapointe, Josiane is the manager and first violinist of the ensemble Angèle Dubeau et la Pietà. She is also a member of the Boulianne-Breault duo. Her experience, versatility and availability allow her to perform on the local and international scene.