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Background information
Birth name Jorane Pelletier
Born (1975-10-12) October 12, 1975 (age 40)
Origin Quebec, Canada
Genres cello rock, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Cello, vocals, 6 strings bass, CS80, piano, Bonhomme Disto, pieds, classical guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels Taca, Avalanche, Aquarius, Six Degrees Records

Jorane Pelletier (born October 12, 1975),[1] known professionally as Jorane, is a French-Canadian singer/cellist, who is notable for her alternative music style on a typically classical instrument as well as her ability to sing while playing cello at the same time.

Jorane's style on the cello has been compared to Tori Amos on the piano.[citation needed] She has worked with Sarah McLachlan for her record Afterglow, among other well-known artists[citation needed]. In 2004, the press also reported that Jorane would appear on a Halloween special of the television series ZeD to perform a "witchy acid cello".[2]

She has released eight full-length studio albums to date.

Jorane performed a completely improvised piece inspired by the images she was presented with on a large screen, in Montréal on July 7, 2007 as part of "Montréal Terre", a sister concert of the Live Earth concerts.[3]

In addition to her own recordings, she composed the film score for the 2013 film Louis Cyr.[4]


  • Vent fou (1999)
  • 16mm (2000)
  • Live au Spectrum (2002)
  • Evapore (2003)
  • The You and the Now (2004)
  • Canvas or Canvass (internet project) (2007)
  • Vers à soi (2007)
  • Dix (2008)
  • Une sorcière comme les autres (2011)
  • L'Instant aimé (2012)
  • mélopée (2014)


  1. ^ Source: Correction requested by Jorane.
  2. ^ Alex Strachan, "Frightful Halloween behaviour," The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec: October 31, 2004, pg. B.4.
  3. ^ La fondation SEDNA
  4. ^ "La musique de Jorane couplée à la force de Louis Cyr". La Presse, May 31, 2013.

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