Nicolas Gilbert is a composer and novelist living and working in Montréal. He studied composition and analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with composers Michel Gonneville and Serge Provost, and at McGill University, with composer John Rea. His music is performed around the world by orchestras, ensembles and soloists such as the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Vancouver Symphony, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the SMCQ, the Molinari Quartet, Quasar, Continuum, and cellist Matt Haimovitz. He is recipient of numerous grants and awards including the 2008 “Composer of the year” Opus Prize awarded by the Quebec Music Council and ten SOCAN Awards for Young Composers. His two novels, Le recital (2008) and Le joueur de triangle (2009), are published by Leméac and have received positive reviews.