First trained as a violinist, Maude Côté-Gendron has a Bachelor degree in Music interpretation from the McGill University Schulich School of Music. She then perfected herself as a singer in Europe and in Canada through renowned training programs. Now working as a mezzo-soprano, she is known for her instinctive musicality, her sensibility and the beauty of her tone.
Maude is finalist at the VIIe Concours International d’Interprétation de la Mélodie Française de Toulouse, she is a fellow of the Quebec Arts and Letters Council, the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation, the Sybille Hesse Foundation and the recipient of the Banff Center Artist Award.
On stage, Maude Côté-Gendron performed numerous roles ranging from Sesto and Annio (La clemenza di Tito) to Hélène (La belle Hélène), the title role in Tancredi, Ernestina (L’occasione fa il ladro) and the 3rd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) among others. Since 2011, she is an active member of the opera company for youth, Opéra/Théâtre Voxpopuli with whom she had the pleasure to sing Georgina in Les habits de l’empereur as well as Le chat botté.
In concert, she sang among others in Mozart Requiem and C minor Mass (Orchestre Symphonique de l’Estuaire), Pergolesi Stabat Mater (Oratoire Saint-Joseph), Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth (Ensemble Caprice), Love and Other Things from composer Charles Quevillon and choreographer Tedd Robinson (Centre National des Arts), as well as in many recitals.
During the 2019/2020 season, Maude will create the role of the Devil in Opéra/Théâtre Voxpopuli new opera Ne jamais gager sa tête au diable.
crédit photo: Julie Artacho