Blake Pouliot, violin

Blake Pouliot

Praised by the Toronto Star as, "one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime," violinist Blake Pouliot has established himself as a consummate 21st century artist with the rigor and passion to shine for a lifetime.

Recent highlights include Pouliot’s debuts with the Atlanta, Asheville, Sarasota and Madison symphonies and the release of his debut album featuring the works of Ravel and Debussy (Analekta Records), which earned a five-star rating from BBC Music Magazine and a 2019 Juno Award nomination for Best Classical Album. Pouliot has also won both the Career Development Award from the Women’s Club of Toronto and the Virginia Parker Prize from the Canada Arts Council and has twice been featured on CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30”.

Blake Pouliot studied violin in Canada with Marie Berard and Erika Raum and completed his training as an associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He graduated from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Robert Lipsett. Pouliot performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank as First Laureate of both their 2018 and 2015 Competition.