- Label: Self-released
- Released: 20 January 2023
Juliette Lemoine is a Scottish cellist looking to explore and redefine the cello's role within Scottish Traditional Music. She recently burst onto the scene with her debut album Soaring, launching with a sold-out headline performance at Celtic Connections 2023 followed by an extensive launch tour. Other recent highlights include being selected as ‘One To Watch’ in the Chamber Music Scotland 23/24 directory; performing in the GRIT orchestra at Edinburgh International Festival, and being selected to compete in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year 2023 semi-finals.
'One of Scotland’s leading lights in Trad Cello' – Natalie Haas
‘Soaring’ was written to capture and explore feelings of freedom and new beginnings. The emotive compositions weave through Scottish Traditional, Western Classical, and Jazz genres to create a highly personal new voice, showcasing the cello driving the musical narrative in a unique ensemble of cello, fiddle (Charlie Stewart), piano (Fergus McCreadie), and tenor saxophone (Matt Carmichael). Written on the brink of graduation as the world emerged from pandemic and having regained full health after a period of illness, Juliette wrote this music as a window into this chapter of her life.
‘A seamless fusion of Scottish traditional music and jazz, with the cello — an unusual star in both these traditions — to the fore.’ —The Arts Desk