National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Québec), K1P 5W1
One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, Alexandra Stréliski creates music that enthralls listeners, filling their minds with rich, cinematic images. An artist of Polish Jewish origin who grew up between Paris and Montréal, she made her debut with the 2010 album Pianoscope. The general public discovered her via Jean-Marc Vallée’s films Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Demolition (2016) and the trailer of the acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies (2017). More recently, “Plus tôt” and “Changing Winds,” songs from her upcoming album Imscape, were heard on Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018). Building on this momentum, the composer and musician is ready to make her next artistic statement, due out in October 2018 on Secret City Records. The aforementioned support of Jean-Marc Vallée, which allowed Stréliski’s music to be heard during the Oscars ceremony, brought her streaming numbers up to nearly 15 million streams. UK newspaper The Telegraph praised her debut album as “distinguishable by its si...