Jean Duval

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Classe de maître 2015 Jean Duval is a pioneer of flute playing for traditional music in Quebec. Composer, multi- instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist, he has been involved in Québécois, Irish and Scottish traditional music circles in North-eastern North America since the early 1980s. He was a member of Phenigma from 1990 to 1995. In 2000, he […]

Jean-Marie Verret

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JEAN-MARIE VERRET Porteur de tradition BIOGRAPHIE Many Quebec natives born before the quiet revolution keep memories of Saturday evenings moving to the sounds of the violin and the accordion. As privileged witnesses of this era anchored in popular imagery, four generations of Verret of Lac-Saint-Charles perpetuated the musical traditional repertoire to us. In 1952, from […]

Simon Marion

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Simon Marion Simon Marion est un compositeur de musique et arrangeur qui travaille sur diverses scènes de la musique folk , traditionnelle à la musique pop depuis 1997. Multi- instrumentiste , il a commencé à jouer du violon à l’âge de 5 ans et a ensuite été diplômé par la faculté des arts de l’UQAM, […]

Guillaume Turcotte

Guillaume Turcotte

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PIANO Guillaume started study the piano at the age of 7. Coming from a family where the music was present, he learned at a young age how to harmonise and accompany. First a classical, popular and jazz pianist, he perfects itself on the guitar, mandolin, accordion, piano and flute. Professional musician for over 12 years, […]

Pascal Gemme

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VIOLON INTERMÉDIAIRE, AVANCÉ, EXPERT Pascal Gemme is one of Quebec’s national treasures as well as one of her most popular traditional musicians. With a degree from St-Laurent College (Montreal) in arranging and classical/jazz guitar, he has since been searching for seldom-heard songs and melodies, interpreting them in his unique and unmistakable style. Inspired by his […]

Marie-Pierre Lecault

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Violon débutant Musicienne de terrain énergique, violoniste versatile, curieuse et audacieuse, Marie-Pierre Lecault est très active sur la scène musicale québécoise et internationale. Originaire de Val-David dans la région des Laurentides, Marie-Pierre habite Montréal depuis une douzaine d’années. Bachelière en interprétation du violon classique (2006), elle consacre aujourd’hui une grande partie de sa carrière à […]

David Boulanger

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YOUTH CLASS Born in Saint-Hubert, in Montérégie, David starts to play the violin at eight years old. It is during his teenage years that he finds a passion for Québec traditional music. Always increasing, this passion leads David on the big professional stages at the beginning of his 20s with La Part du Quêteux, a band with which […]

Stéphanie Lépine

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INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED AND EXPERT VIOLIN A talented violinist for over 20 years, she was born and still evolves in a family of musicians. She attended college in classical music and honed her training with renowned Irish violinist Kevin Burke and ethnomusicologist and musician Lisa Ornstein. She is a founding member of the traditional music group La […]

Éric Beaudry

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GUITAR A native of St-Côme in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Éric was introduced to traditional music from an early age. He was influenced by the family repertoire, starting to sing and play guitar at the age of ten, accumulating the songs of his father and grandfather. His passion for music in general led him […]

André Brunet

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INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCE AND EXPERT VIOLIN ANDRÉ BRUNET was born and raised in Lacolle in Québec’s Montérégie region. He was first drawn to music at a very young age. It was his parents who first noticed his keen interest in music and encouraged him to follow his passion. André’s first love was for the violin and, […]