Laura Risk and Rachel Aucoin
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Direct from Canada, Laura’s ‘achingly beautiful’ fiddle and Rachel’s piano take you on a Contemporary Celtic journey full of passionate strathspeys and lilting jigs of Quebecois and Scottish traditions.
Laura Risk’s fiddling has been described as “a revelation and achingly beautiful”. Originally from California, now living in Montreal, Laura performs and teaches Scottish and Québécois fiddling internationally and has over a dozen albums to her credit. Her distinctive sound and compelling interpretations of traditional tunes are intensely personal yet grounded in meticulous archival and ethnographic research.
After classical training, two first prizes at the prestigious Canadian Music Competition and a solo performance of Beethoven’s second with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Montérégie, Rachel Aucoin specialises today in folk music accompaniment, building a bridge between the spontaneity and immersive musicianship of her folk experience and the aesthetic beauty and refinement in the artistry within her classical music education.