Sophie Dupuis is a composer from New Brunswick interested in interdisciplinary art music and music for soloist, small and large ensembles. She is recognized for her impressive technique and endless imagination. She finds her voice in her childhood spent in the picturesque scenery of the Maritimes, her attraction to raw electrical sounds, and her emotional response to art involving the human body and voice. Her works have been commissioned and performed by groups such as The Arts Song Project, Made in Trio, Din of Shadows, Caution Tape Sound Collective, Thin Edge New Music Collective, and ECM+ for their Generation2018 tour.
Sophie received a Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music from the University of Toronto and 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 nominated by composer James Rolfe to receive the 2019 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize Protégé award. Sophie recently completed her graduate degree and is now working on developing her skills with live and fixed electroacoustics. Aside from her activities as a composer, she works as a violinist, arranger and passionate music teacher of violin, piano and theory in Ottawa. She is also Vice-President of the Canadian League of Composers since 2019.
Sophie hold a Bachelor of Music in composition from Dalhousie University, and a Masters of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Toronto.