In the recent years, the violinist Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais has been exploring repertoire through the filter of historically informed practice. Pursuing the quest for a genuine and creative expression of music, she spends much time wondering about the past. She has performed with Arion Baroque, Pacific Baroque Ensemble, Trinity Wall Street and Clarion Music Society. Not only has Noémy benefited from the instruction of Axel Strauss, Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Blumentstock and Anne Robert, but she was influenced by a countless number of mentors, teachers and colleagues, such as Richard Egarr, Robert Levin, Robert Mealy and Krisitian Bezuidenhout. Transmitting the virtues of music has been one of her passions for many years, as a performer and a teacher. Noémy was a teaching fellow at the Juilliard School and a violin teacher at UC Berkeley Young Musicians Program, Starr King Elementary School (San Francisco), in Montréal and Sherbrooke. She holds degrees from the Juilliard School, the San Francisco Conservatory, and the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.