Sophie Dupuis (b.1988) is a francophone composer from and based in New Brunswick, interested in interdisciplinary art music, opera and voice, electroacoustic and acoustic music. She finds her inspiration in the picturesque scenery of the Maritimes where she grew up, in raw electrical sounds and in various forms of performance and visual art. Her work has been commissioned and performed by soloists and groups such as Duo Holz, The Art Song Project, Made in Trio, Din of Shadows, Caution Tape Sound Collective, Thin Edge New Music Collective, ECM+, Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy and Esprit Orchestra.
Sophie received a Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music from the University of Toronto, as well as several prizes for her studies in music, including the University Medal in Music from Dalhousie University, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the John Weinzweig Graduate Scholarship and the Theodoros Mirkopoulos Fellowship in Composition two years in a row. She was chosen by composer James Rolfe to receive the 2019 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize Protégée award, and by singer Janice Jackson to share the Friends of Canadian Music award.
She is currently working on new works: a piece for four pianos commissioned by Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime, a saxophone quartet for Quasar’s Montréal-Mexico tour and a work for four electric guitars and solo violin for Instruments of Happiness and guest violinist, Marc Djokic. She is set to release her first album featuring her work in October 2023 with PARMA Recordings. Aside from her activities as a composer, she works as a violinist, arranger and music educator. She is actively engaged in her community as a volunteer, notably with her role as President of the Canadian League of Composers since 2020.
Sophie holds a Bachelor of Music in composition from Dalhousie University, and a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Toronto.