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KARINA GAUVIN's vast repertoire covers music from Johann Sebastian Bach to Benjamin Britten and Luciano Berio. She has performed in the major concert halls of North America and Europe with such orchestras as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Toronto Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, and Les Violons du Roy with conductors as diverse as Charles Dutoit, Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, Bruno Weil, Bernard Labadie, and Andrew Parrot. Recent engagements include a European tour with Musica Antiqua Köln, the title role in Handel's Opera Alcina with Les Violons du Roy, her debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in Handel's Messiah, and Mozart's C minor Mass with toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
Gauvin's recordings with Les Violons du Roy of Handel's Silete Venti and Apollo e Daphne and of Mozart's Requiem received Juno Awards, and her recording of French art song with pianist Marc-André Hamelin received the 2000 Opus award for Best Vocal Recording and was selected as the Chamber Music America's Recording of the Year. Her most recent project, Joseph Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne for CBC Records, was released in November 2002.
Gauvin has been recognized in prestigious competitions worldwide. She has won the Lieder Prize and the Public's Prize at the 's-Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and First Prize in the CBC Radio National Competition. In 1996 Gauvin was chosen "Soloist of the Year" by the International French Public Radio Community.
Gauvin is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Marie Daveluy.