Named one of 2020’s “Rising Stars” by BBC Music Magazine, flutist Lara Deutsch is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player known for her engaging warmth and ability to connect with audiences. Recipient of the $125,000 Prix Goyer for 2019-2020, Lara was also a first prize winner of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2014 Manulife Competition, at which she was awarded a total of seven prizes. Additionally, she was the Grand Prize Winner of both the National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition (2014) and the Canadian Music Competition (2010), as well as a laureate of the Concours Prix d’Europe (2016).
An avid chamber musician, Lara’s recent performance highlights include recitals for the National Arts Centre (NAC) & Facebook’s #CanadaPerforms initiative, CBC Radio’s CBC/McGill Series, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s Virée Classique, Ottawa’s Music & Beyond Festival, and the Allegra Chamber Music series, of which she was Artist-in-Residence for the 2019-2020 season. Among her favourite collaborators are pianists Philip Chiu and Frédéric Lacroix, guitarist Adam Cicchillitti, oboist Anna Petersen, and most prolifically, harpist Emily Belvedere, with whom she founded Duo Kalysta. In September 2019, Duo Kalysta’s debut album, Origins, was released on the Leaf Music label and was named one of the Favourite 20 Canadian Classical Albums of 2019 by CBC Music.
Lara performs on a 14k gold Haynes flute, generously loaned by Canimex Inc. of Drummondville, Québec.
Programmes and projects
Lara Deutsch collaborates with harpist Emily Belvedere to form Duo Kalysta. Together, they offer programs featuring imaginative works inspired by scenes in nature and art. In the fall of 2019, Duo Kalysta’s debut album was released on the Leaf Music label, to be followed by several tours in 2020.
Lara Deutsch has been named Artist in Residence of Allegra Chamber Music for their 2019-2020 season. Allegra is a chamber music serie featuring Montreal musicians since 1980.
Flute & Piano | multiple programmes showcasing Lara's impressive virtuosity and flair
Flute & Guitar | works evoking dances of people and places across the globe
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
“Hear [the Duo Kalysta] if you can, either in concert or this way.”
(about the recording Origins)
LA SCENA MUSICALE
“Deutsch, a player who can soften or strengthen her handsome tone according to need, is very much in the first chair.”
— Arthur Kaptainis
“Deutsch revealed new worlds of colour and meaning in every single note ... an astonishing artist.”
— Scott Tresham, Senior Producer