Clio Montrey

ClioBeginning her musical training at the age of six on piano, Clio won her first composition competition at seventeen. In 2008 she earned her Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Composition with a Concentration in Piano from McGill, where she held the composer-in-residence position for the McGill Chamber Singers during the 2007-2008 academic year. Among her teachers were Brian Cherney, Jean Lesage, Jonathan Wild, Sean Ferguson and Tom Plaunt. Clio earned her Master’s in Composition from the Konservatorium Wien in June 2011, Thesis with Distinction, where she studied with Christian Minkowitsch. In the summer of 2007, she studied composition with Ichiro Nodaira at the Summer Academy of the University Mozarteum Salzburg. She graduated in June 2012 from classical operetta at the Konservatorium Wien under the direction of Wolfgang Dosch.

Clio is currently a postgraduate student in the class of Karlheinz Essl at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, from which she expects to graduate in June 2014. There, she develops music for live instruments and electronics, including work with her own voice. Clio is the recipient of several musical awards and distinctions, including three grants from the Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK), Austria. She has had her work performed on three continents at many concerts, as well as on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio. In Austria, her past and current commissions include pieces for ANNA Junge Klänge, the Polish Institute in Vienna, TaleSpin Tales, and a work performed in the Vienna Musikverein. Her next composition will be an opera intervention she will perform herself at the Austrian National Library in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.