Ottawa New Music Creators


Eleanore Altman

Eleanore Altman studied voice with Beverly McGuire and Colette Boky, and composition with Alan Belkin and Lisa Heffter. She studied at the Atelier d’Opéra de l’UQÀM in Montreal, as well as at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has released two full-length albums of original music, Degrees of Freedom (2009) and Biologic (2012), and one EP, Tourmaline (2016). Other work includes an original score for an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, which premiered in 2008 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre in New York. Her first contemporary opera, The Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle, was completed in 2014, and she is currently at work on her second opera. Eleanore has performed in the U.S. and Canada, and was the co-artistic director of Festival Alexandria, a chamber music series in Alexandria Ontario, for their 2010-2011 season. She has maintained a longstanding collaboration with guitarist and producer Aaron Saloman in Montreal ( She lives in Ottawa and works in the mental health field in addition to writing music. Her official website is

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