My musical biography

Currently residing in Amsterdam, Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde (Montreal, CA) performs on modern and historical cello in Europe, the UK and North America. In September 2016, she was the Second Prize winner of the Concours Corneille, international competition for baroque soloists in Rouen, France. She is a scholarship recipient from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre for Currently residing in Amsterdam, Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde performs on modern and historical cello in Europe, the UK and North America. In September 2016, she was the Second Prize winner of the Concours Corneille, international competition for baroque soloists in Rouen, France. She is a scholarship recipient from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.


Equally at home as a soloist, a chamber and an orchestra musician, she performs well-known works as well as repertoire rarely heard nowadays. Her recent collaborations include solo recitals and a recording with Artem Belogurov (fortepiano and harpsichord), an academy with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, performances with Erik Bosgraaf, the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht and Holland Opera.


She is an avid researcher and enjoys applying the latest finds to her playing. Her current research project focuses on late Classical and Romantic performance practice.