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Valérie Despax

Cellist Valérie Despax, 18, is undertaking advanced studies with Prof. Anne Contant at the Conservatoire de musicque du Québec in Gatineau, with an emphasis on solo and chamber music repertoire. Ms. Despax won the Conservatoire's annual concerto competition in 2002, was a member of the Thirteen Strings Junior Orchestra in the 2002-2003 season, won the Bourse Galaxie of the Festival de Lanaudière in 2003, and participated in masterclass given by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi in Montréal in 2004. For three years, Ms. Despax has been a member of Quatuor Despax, whose members also include her sister and two brothers.