Juliette Lemoine is a genre-defying cellist exploring and redefining the cello’s role within Scottish Traditional Music. A recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BMus Traditional music degree (1st Class Hons), her playing has taken her from festivals such as Celtic Connections, HebCelt, Blas Festival, Aberdeen Jazz Festival to the BBC proms playing alongside members of the BBC SSO. She has worked alongside musicians such as Corto.Alto, Fergus McCreadie, Josie Duncan, Nicky Murray and Matt Carmichael. Juliette has experience working in numerous settings: from orchestral and chamber music; traditional music ensembles; alongside Jazz musicians; and with singers and indie bands.
Juliette is set to burst onto the Scottish Traditional Music scene with her debut album ‘Soaring’, released with a launch performance at Celtic Connections 2023. The album was awarded a grant from the Beatrice Huntington Foundation to fund recording costs, and the emotive compositions weave through Scottish Traditional, Western Classical and Jazz genres to create a highly personal new voice. Leading an all star band featuring tenor saxophonist Matt Carmichael (BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 finalist), pianist Fergus McCreadie (Mercury Prize nominee 2022) and fiddler Charlie Stewart (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017), this will be a euphoric celebration of the theme of freedom.