Bonjour! My name is Taran Plamondon. I founded Éditions Plamondon (or ép for short) in November 2020, during the first dark winter months of the COVID-19 pandemic. I originally conceived it to focus my musical arranging and engraving services, work I had already been doing for several years via word of mouth.
Éditions Plamondon is proudly based in Canada’s Capital Region, and we work with musicians across the continent. We have worked on dozens of scores performed by high-profile orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras. We’ve prepared music for films, podcasts, studio recording sessions, and even a music theory textbook.
In addition to music preparation services, we are also publishing new editions of works, which are currently available in print and digital on our storefront. These editions include seldom-performed gems which are due for a comeback, and we are in the process of publishing new works by Canadian composers and songwriters (stay tuned!).
Born and raised in Edmonton, Taran Plamondon is a horn player and music copyist currently based out of Gatineau, Québec.
Taran holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School, where he was the recipient of the Hazel Workman Kettley Scholarship, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Alberta. He currently works at the National Arts Centre as the Annual Fund & Planned Giving Development Coordinator, and he maintains an active freelance career has a horn player.
As a hornist, he has appeared as an extra with the Kingston, Niagara, Thunder Bay, and Kamloops Symphony Orchestras, and held the position of 4th Horn in the Saskatoon Symphony from 2019-2022. He also took part in tours with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada across Canada, and to Portugal, Germany and Scotland. A lover of chamber music (woodwind quintet in particular), Taran has been a part of the National Arts Centre Young Artists Program, NYO Chamberfest, and the Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble.
When not playing horn or obsessing over minute details in music notation, he enjoys cycling through beautiful Gatineau Park or playing nostalgic 90s video games.
Featured Composer & Assistant Music Copyist
Hong Kong-born pianist, violinist, and composer Vivian Kwok is known for her versatility and active engagement in the creation of new music. As a performer, Vivian has premiered over 40 works and collaborated with no fewer than 20 composers. She is a winner of the 2021 University of Toronto Winds Concerto Competition and has also left a memorable presence at the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival, the Alberta College Fall Music Festival, and the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. As a composer, she has written for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, UofT Opera, Bedford Trio, M.E. LaZerte High School concert band, and Concreamus Chamber Choir. Vivian received her Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance and Composition) at the University of Toronto, studying with Jamie Parker and Abigail Richardson-Schulte. She is grateful to be awarded the W.O. Forsyth Graduating Scholarship in 2022. Vivian is currently pursuing her graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, studying with Corey Hamm.