For Lyne Allard, music is an interpersonal affair. Even though she practises alone, meticulously and diligently, the magic happens when she’s playing in an orchestra. A member of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2011, Allard sees music as an opportunity to move outside of herself, sharing her vulnerabilities with other musicians and audience members, in an environment where emotions take centre stage. She also experiences this dialogue with her students as a violin and viola teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin, and as a performer with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. With her peers, Lyne Allard is driven by a strong desire to collaborate and share her knowledge. These roles give her the opportunity to find quiet strength in the profound love she has for her art.