Sophie Dupuis is a composer from New Brunswick interested in interdisciplinary art music and music for 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 and, conversely, by her attraction to raw, electrical and harsh sounds. Her works have been played in workshops by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia, and in concerts by ensembles including duo aTonalHits, the Array ensemble, Toy Piano Composers Ensemble and Architek Percussion. She has been commissioned and performed by Caution Tape Sound Collective, Thin Edge New Music Collective, and most recently by ECM+ for their Generation2018 tour.
Sophie received the Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music 2016 from the University of Toronto for her piece Perceptions de La Fontaine and received 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 took part in workshops such as highSCORE Festival, UPbeat Summer Course for Composers, Orford Arts Centre Creation Program, the Array Young Composers Workshop and Vocalypse’s Opera from Scratch. Sophie recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in composition at UofT and is now working on a set hardware electroacoustic percussion instruments made with recycled material, in view of the upcoming performance of a commission by The Arts Song Project. Aside from her activities as a composer, Sophie works as a violinist, arranger and passionate music teacher of violin, piano, theory and ear training in Ottawa.