antoine malette-chenier, harp

Hometown: Gatineau, Canada
Current based in New Haven, U.S.A.

MMUS Master of Music, Yale School of Music, New Haven (2014)
BMUS Bachelor of Music, Université de Montréal (2012)
DEC, Collège Laflèche
Diplôme d’études intermédiaires en musique, Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières

Harp: Lyon & Healy, Model #30 Walnut, Chicago, Illinois (2008)

Born in Gatineau, Canada, Antoine Malette-Chénier has studied with harpist Caroline Léonardelli, and with Caroline Lizotte at the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières and at the University of Montréal. He is now pursuing his master’s degree at the Yale School of Music with June Han. Antoine has won many awards, including three first places at the Canadian Music Competition (2004, 2009, 2011), two bursaries from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and first prize in two concerto competitions where he was awarded soloist tours with orchestras in Canada and Hungary. He was a guest artist for the 2007 Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and recorded for Radio-Canada the same year as a winner of the Young Artists Competition. In 2011, Antoine was a “Focus on Youth” artist at the 11th World Harp Congress, in Vancouver, Canada. The following year, he received the prize for the best interpretation of a Work at the prestigious Prix d’Europe competition in Montréal, Canada. Antoine was also invited as a soloist for a series of five concerts with the Orchestre Métropolitain last February. In 2013, he won the Yale School of Music’s Woolsey Concerto Competition, and received an Award of Excellence from the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Antoine is an active orchestral musician, having played for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra, the Orchestre de la francophonie, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the Ottawa University Orchestra, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and the Yale Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.