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Blake Pouliot

Violinist Blake Pouliot recently debuted with the Boise Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Plano Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra and Winnipeg Symphony; returned to the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Naples, Nova Scotia, and Tallahassee; performed recitals in Philadelphia, Sarasota, and Miami; and toured Europe as Artist-in-Residence with NPR’s Performance Today. His debut album, released in 2019, earned a five-star rating from BBC Music Magazine as well as a 2019 Juno Award nomination for Best Classical Album (Analekta Records). Pouliot has been awarded the Virginia Parker Prize Career Grant from the Canada Arts Council and Grand Prize at the 2016 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition. He 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.