Whitehorse, Canada

Born in La Tuque (Quebec), Sophie Villeneuve is a folk singer/songwriter who lives in Whitehorse (Yukon) since 2013. Taking her inspiration from her outdoor adventures, she mixes poetry and humor to share her northern world in a unique way. Multi-instrumentist, she goes from piano to guitar, ukulele and harmonica to write her songs that are both in English and French. In 2016, she won the francophone singer/songwriter competitions Pacifique en Chanson in Vancouver (BC), as well as the western finale Chant'Ouest in Regina (SK). This will lead her to the prestigious Festival International de la Chanson de Granby music competition coming up in August 2017. Sophie also received the Public's Choice Award for her performance in Chant'Ouest.