Musician in Montreal, Québec, Canada
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson is a young Canadian soprano with an affinity for early music. She is sought after for her solid and inspired performances among small vocal ensembles, regularly performing and recording with Daniel Taylor’s Theatre of Early Music and Trinity Choir (including their JUNO nominated disc, Four Thousand Winter). Her “clean and clear voice” and “natural and assured musicianship,” informed by her musical upbringing as a cathedral chorister and instrumentalist in Ottawa, Canada, have been appreciated during collaborations with the Tallis Scholars and Emma Kirkby. Last season included performances of Handel arias with the Strings of St. John's, Monteverdi arias with the Cantata Singers of Ottawa and La Rose des Vents, along with the title role in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Seventeen Voyces and the Ottawa Baroque Consort. Now based in Montreal, she regularly performs with Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, Choeur de l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and with the choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. Having recently completed her undergraduate studies at Carleton University under the tutelage of countertenor Daniel Taylor, she has furthered her studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the International Bachakademie Stuttgart, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, and has received private instruction from a number of early music specialists including sopranos Emma Kirkby, Nancy Argenta, and Suzie Leblanc. Bronwyn has been fortunate to work with Canadian composer Andrew Ager, premiering song cycles, concert works, and appearing in his operas. She is also involved in musical projects exploring the traditional music of Ireland, England, Appalachia, and Quebec.