Ellen Torrie is a preeminent soprano, songwriter, and performance curator currently making waves in
Montréal. Known for their crystalline tone, versatility, and storytelling gifts, Ellen is sought after by various
ensembles in Montréal and across Canada. Mentored by Suzie LeBlanc and Dominique Labelle, Ellen earned
a master’s degree in early music vocal performance from McGill University in 2022. This was followed by a
standout tenure as inaugural Emerging Artist for Early Music Vancouver’s Bach Festival.
They returned the following year to sing the role of St. Catherine in the festival’s project Milton in Love
alongside soprano Myriam Leblanc. Ellen is featured on Leblanc's new album with Ensemble Mirabilia
Amour Fou released February 9. Ellen’s previous studies in music therapy positioned healing and connection
as the focal points of their performance life. Ellen is currently exploring the practice of self-accompanying
early music on baroque guitar. As a queer non-binary artist, Ellen is guided by the knowledge of their
queer elders and ancestors in the research and performance of radically inclusive stories as they
continue to develop musical languages to explore that which is most richly human.