"Shane Lestideau is a superb musician with her finely nuanced phrasing and commanding playing."
(Music Trust, Loud Mouth e-zine 2019, with Evergreen Ensemble)
"The baroque violin playing of Shane Lestideau and Ben Dollman was full of zeal and tonal sensitivity throughout the concert, capturing the spirit of folk music with whimsical charm"
(ClassikON 2019, with Evergreen Ensemble)
Her violin playing was exquisite. The gut strings provided an earthy tone and her skills as an improvisor shone..."
(ClassikON 2018, with Evergreen Ensemble)
“…the mix of baroque, traditional and contemporary music was wisely blended, and the audience thoroughly appreciated the performance…”
(Ouest France Newspaper, 2013, with Baroka)
“La grâce, le talent, et la complicité de Shane Lestideau et d'Ysa ont fait le bonheur du public qui a assisté au concert donné à Saint-Jean.”
(Le Telegramme, 2013, with Duo Lestideau/Ysa)
RECENT RECORDINGS AND UPCOMING CONCERTS
2019 Album Releases through ABC Classics
I offer private tuition from the Four Seasons Violin Studio in Geelong. Classes can be taken in a variety of musical styles, and to students of all ages and levels of experience. Classical, Baroque, Celtic, World music, Improvisation, AMEB, Suzuki-style teaching methods, Aural training, Music Theory. Children can start from the age of 3, with no age limit at the other end of the scale! I teach in both french and english.
FOUR SEASONS VIOLIN STUDIO
Workshops & festivals
BOXWOOD FESTIVAL - AN ANNUAL MUSICAL GATHERING IN QUEENSCLIFF
Boxwood Festival is perfect for flute or violin players with a classical background who want to explore the infectious melodies of traditional and folk repertoire from Scotland, Ireland and Nova Scotia Canada. As well as ensemble playing and technique tips, much repertoire is taught and communicated aurally in an encouraging and fun environment. Classes are especially suited to players of flute, whistle, recorder, violin, fiddle and smallpipes. The weekend offers accommodation, great meals, a concert and a ceilidh, as the deep connections between music, song and dance are at the heart of the program for the weekend.
More information at http://www.boxwood.org/australia
2020: Save the dates! 27 February - 1 March
I'll be teaching at Boxwood; baroque fiddle classes,
18thC Scottish repertoire, and ensemble classes.