Profil #SMNBW2013 Profile – Samantha Robichaud @sam_robichaud

Prix MNB Awards 2013
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SamanthaRobichaud_IntheGreenRoomSamantha Robichaud‘s passion, desire and drive have led her to achieve incredible success in just a short time. Samantha was featured and performed on the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony. She was the 2010 East Coast Music Award Winner for “Fans Choice” and composed and performed on the Documentary CD “This Is My America” With Dolly Parton and Mark O’Connor. Three time Music NB award winner, Samantha has performed on many prestigious stages and events, standing ovations during 2 week tour of China as a professional soloist with the New Brunswick Youth Symphony Orchestra, represented province of New Brunswick as Tourism Ambassador on US junkets, Celtic Colours Cape Breton, Carnegie Hall, Grand Ole Opry, Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, the Calgary Stampede new artist stage and youth stage, Klondike days in Edmonton, the nationally broadcast CBC TV East Coast Music Awards show, CBC Acadian World Congress Closing Show,  A Musical Maritime Odyssey performing for Queen Elizabeth II during her last Canadian visit in 2002 and for Prince Charles during his visit to Saint John, NB in 2012.

Samantha has always demonstrated a strong love for all styles of fiddle playing: her drive to perfect a unique feel and style has also been influenced through classical training. Samantha has discovered after several years of classical training a deeper understanding of the instrument combined with her already mature natural skills. Samantha is often a guest of many Symphony Orchestras.

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Samantha s’est produite devant le prince Charles pour souligner le Jubilé de diamant de Sa Majesté la reine Elizabeth II en 2012, ainsi que devant la reine Elizabeth lors de sa visite au Canada en 2002. Samantha a aussi eu l’occasion de jouer lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture des Jeux olympiques de Vancouver en 2010. Également en 2010, elle a remporté le prix de l’Association de la Musique de la Côte Est pour Artiste de l’année – Choix du public. En outre, elle a contribué à la composition et à la musique du disque documentaire This Is My America avec Dolly Parton et Mark O’Connor. Deux de ses compositions viennent d’être retenues pour la saison 2013 de l’émission de télévision Lost Girls.

Samantha s’est produite sur plusieurs scènes prestigieuses, notamment à Carnegie Hall, à New York; au Grand Ole Opry, au Wild Horse Saloon et au Blue Bird Café, à Nashville; au Forbidden City, en Chine; au Golden Gate Park, en Californie; au Stampede de Calgary et aux Klondike Days, à Edmonton; au festival Celtic Colours, au Cap-Breton; au gala de remise des prix de l’Association de la Musique de la Côte Est, diffusé à l’échelle nationale sur CBC; et au spectacle de clôture du Congrès mondial acadien, diffusé sur CBC. Âgée de seulement 26 ans, Samantha a déjà reçu plus de 250 prix et mentions pour ses talents à titre de musicienne, d’enseignante et d’auteure-compositrice.

Samantha is nominated for three Prix MNB Awards: Recording of the Year, Roots/Folk Recording of the Year and Educator of the Year. She will also be performing at the Gala on Sunday, October 20. Get your tix now!

Also not to be missed: She will perform during the Export showcases on Friday, October 18 at 1 PM. Entrance is $12 or at the door, or included in your FAN or FESTIVAL passes!

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