Born in Québec, Canada, Linda Bouchard has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years.
Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard received the Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre in the fall of 2015. Her honors in the United States include first prizes at the Princeton Composition Contest, the Indiana State Competition, the National Association of Composers USA Contest, and a Fromm Music Foundation Award from Harvard University.
Bouchard’s works are heard regularly by such ensemble as the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Prince Edouard Island Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Bang on a Can, New York New Music Ensemble, Absolute Music Group, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Standing Wave, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Ear Play, California E.A.R. Unit, Addleds, Kronos Quartet, Bozzini Quartet, Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, New Music Concerts, Array Music, Continuum, Ives Ensemble, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, SMCQ, E.C.M., Bellows and Brass, Kim Kashkashia, Ellen Ruth Rose, Aron Kallay, Vicki Ray, Kevin McMillan, Paul Hillier, Dora Ohrenstein, François Houle, Charlotte Hug, Kyle Bruckmann, Jacob Felix Heule, and others.
Her works have been recorded on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean: in Canada by the C.B.C. Label (Orchestre Métropolitain), Analekta (SMCQ), Marquis Classics (National Arts Centre Orchestra), and C.M.C. (Standing Wave); in Germany by E.C.M. (Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky); and in the United States by C.R.I. (several artists) and Bang on a Can.