Guyonne Le Louarn

AVCM, RMT, Paris Alumnae

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Born in France in 1975, Guyonne Le Louarn began to study violin at the age of five in Rennes, then Nantes. She switched for the viola in 1993 and went on to study chamber music, theory and history of music, orchestral work and conducting in Nantes and Paris. In 1998, while doing a degree in early music in violin with Daniel Cuiller in Nantes, she won the Paris Interschool competition with outstanding grade in viola and placed fifth in the national viola competition in Epernay in 1999. In 2000, Guyonne moved to Toulouse in the CEMS’ soloist program, receiving the Aida Foundation Scholarship for Young Musicians. She was also principal viola of the Toulouse National Conservatory’s chamber orchestra. Until she travelled and performed extensively in France and as far as Oman.

In 2001, Guyonne came to the Victoria Conservatory of Music where she received an associate teaching diploma in viola and violin from the Victoria Conservatory of music in the fall of 2003 with a specialization in 2004 in chamber music coaching. Guyonne won numerous awards at the 2002 and 2003 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and represented Victoria at the Provincial Festival in Kamloops in 2003. She studied with Davia Binder, Taso Adamopoulos, Domingo Mujica, B. Godhoof and Dolores Vann. Since her landing in Canada, she is holding multiple teaching positions in violin, viola and chamber music in the greater Victoria area and Cowichan Valley and is a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony, and she regularly free-lances all over Vancouver Island and the mainland.