David Simard

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VIOLIN BEGINNER   David Simard is a versatile, creative and energetic musician, evolving mainly on the Quebec traditional music scene. He plays fiddle, guitar and a whole range of other instruments. He is also a composer and an arranger. Born in Saint-Félicien, Lac-Saint-Jean, surrounded by family and his ballroom dance teacher parents, he starts playing […]

Olivier Demers

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Violon   Trained as a violinist and also a solid guitarist, Olivier started out in chamber music and later moved on to jazz. His great versatility allowed him to work with a wide range of artists (La Bottine Souriante, Michel Faubert, The Bills, Dany Bédar, Boom Desjardins, Les Ours, Mario Pelchat, Ovo) as well as […]

Réjean Brunet

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Piano   Réjean started playing québecois traditional music as a very young boy. After performing with his brother (André, well-known for his work with la Bottine Souriante and the Celtic fiddle festival) as a duo and recording three albums, Réjean joined La Volée d’Castors. He toured with them for 8 years, performing in Europe, Canada […]

Nicolas Boulerice

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Classe de maître   He grew up with the family repertoire and the songs collected by his father. His passion for traditional music led him to Ireland and France, where he learned to play the hurdy-gurdy. A young, talented and charismatic musician, Nicolas has been roaming the folk circuit for the last ten years, starting […]

Simon Beaudry

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Guitar/ bouzuki   Hailing from Saint-Côme, Québec, an environment where tradition is still very much alive. Simon inherited a solid family musical background from both his grandfathers (one a fiddler, the other a singer) and went on to polish his craft by earning a music degree at Joliette College. He started out by performing, as […]

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, […]