Catherine Laurin grew up immersed in music from an early age. After 11 years at the Trois-Rivières Music Conservatory in classical violin interpretation and a DEC in jazz singing, she continued her studies at the University of Montreal at the Baccalaureate in musical writing to develop greatest passion: composition.
Catherine won several scholarships throughout her career at the conservatory as a violinist. In 2013, she was chosen to be part of the orchestra internship at the Orford Arts Center, where she had the chance to be supervised by Jean-François Rivest, Yoav Talmi and Kent Nagano, and to receive teaching by professors David Stewart, Paule Préfontaine and Andrew Wan, OSM concertmaster.
Catherine started performing in concert as a singer and violinist in 2007 with Jacques Lacombe, Francine Dufour et Raymond Perrin. In popular music, Catherine was a violinist and backing vocalist for Valérie Carpentier during shows on the Loto-Québec stage at the Festivoix and at the Francofolies de Montréal in 2017.
In 2007, she joined a group of six young singers called ʺ Les Anges ʺ formed and supervised by Grégory Charles. In addition to the recording of an album with the group which sold more than 50 000 copies, she participates as a soloist and chorister for television shows and galas as well as in numerous shows, including certain performances at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Place des arts.
In 2010 and 2011, Catherine formed a trio with Francine Dufour (OSTR, Fabiola Toupin) and Guillaume Marchand (Céline Dion, Marie-Mai). From 2012 to 2015, she appeared in various rock bands including SLP (Sébastien Lépine) and Big time (tribute to Peter Gabriel).
Since 2016, Catherine lends her voice and her violin to the progressive rock group ʺ Pourpre ʺ, to the ʺ Catherine Laurin Jazz Quintet ʺ as well as the group ʺ Cosmophone ʺ of which she is the founder, composer and arranger with Daniel Quirion. Cosmophone released a mini-album in 2019 called ʺ Larmes confettis ʺ and is currently working on new material schedule to be released for the end of 2022.
Since 2017, Catherine has been a presenter of the programs ʺ La bande son ʺ and ʺ Soirs d’hiver ʺ on Radio-Classique.
Since 2018, she has been part as a singer, violinist and co-composer of the folk-pop group named ʺ Caprices ʺ with Paul Zakarivan and Louis Lafontaine. The group is currently working on a first EP whose release is scheduled for the end of 2022
In 2020, Catherine made it to the quarter-finals of the Quebec adaptation of ʺ The Voice ʺ (La Voix) as being part of Pierre Lapointe team.