Isabelle Panneton, composer, professor (b at Sherbrooke, Qué 27 Nov 1955).
Isabelle Panneton, composer, professor (b at Sherbrooke, Qué 27 Nov 1955). Studying at the Conservatoire de musique in Montréal with Gilles Tremblay, among others, Panneton received many major prizes. From 1984 to 1987 she studied in Belgium with Philippe Boesmans and at IRCAM (Institut de recherche et de coordination acoustique-musique) in Paris. In 1985 she won the PRO (Performing Rights Organization) Canada chamber music prize for Surimpression. Her compositions Voilage (1984) and Volando (1999) were chosen by the CBC to represent Canada at the International Tribune of UNESCO in Paris. She has had orchestral and chamber works performed in Canada and abroad. Inspired and influenced by the music of Haydn, she explores the relationships between sonorities to express the mystery of life. Commencing her teaching career at Concordia University, Panneton joined the Faculty of Music at the Université de Montréal in 1995. A CD devoted to her works was released on Fonovox in 1996 and her Violin Concerto was recorded by Julie-Anne Derome with the SMCQ Orchestra. A Canada Council commission, her children's opera L'arche with text by Anne Hébert was premiered in Montréal in 2004. Writing frequently for Circuit, Panneton was the editor for its volume 15/1 (2004).