Nancy Ricard

Musical Excerpt

« Nimrod», extrait des « Variations Enigma » d'Edward Elgar par l'Orchestre Métropolitain

A native of the Outaouais region, Nancy Ricard began learning the violin when she was five years old.

She continued her studies at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Hull, from which she obtained a post-graduate degree in 2001 in Joan Milkson’s class. She continued her studies at McGill University in the violin class of Denise Lupien, where she was awarded high honours. Her musical experiences have led her to Europe, Asia and South America under such renowned conductors as James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Gustavo Dudamel.

Since 2010, Nancy has held a position in the violin section of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières under Jacques Lacombe. In 2011, she became leader of the Orchestre Métropolitain’s second violin section, under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She also performs frequently with a number of Quebec ensembles, including I Musici de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Sinfonia de Lanaudière.