Teachers 2019

Stéphanie Lépine

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 ...
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Éric Beaudry

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 ...
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André Brunet

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 ...
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Visiting teachers

Danielle Martineau

MASTER CLASS An artist and mediator of the living heritage, specialist in traditional songs and dances of French America, Danielle Martineau has been producing collections and research since 1980, designing transmission, documentation, training and animation activities in the field of oral traditions. CVPV – 1981, CQPV – 1993, CRAPO de ...
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Louis-Simon Lemieux

INTERMEDIATE VIOLON Born in Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Louis-Simon is one of the most remarkable multi-instrumentalists (violin, guitar, harmonica, feet) of the Quebec tradition. He stands out for his talent, but above all for his passion and impressive energy. With his father Daniel Lemieux, he learns directories of tunes from Quebec, Ireland and ...
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Michel Bordeleau

MANDOLINE Michel Bordeleau is multi-instrumentalist and singer: guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, percussion and podorythmie. Active for thirty years in the world of traditional music, with more than twenty album career, it continues to renew and innovate. For many, he is one of the important links between the old and the new ...
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Rachel Aucoin

PIANO An Acadian of origin, living since 2009 in the Quebec City region, Rachel is recognized in many musical circles, at home and abroad, as accompanist, lecturer in instrumental pedagogy, piano teacher and accomplished stage musician. On record and on stage, his associations with various traditional musicians astonishes. In addition ...
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André Gagné

GUITAR Musician and singer born in St-Côme, a small village of singers and musicians of Lanaudière, nicknamed “the national capital of the song to answer”. This is where he has his first contact with traditional music. He studied jazz guitar at CÉGEP St-Laurent and then became interested in American style ...
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Daniel Lemieux

TRADITION BEARER Born in GaspEsie, Daniel spent the first 20 years of his life in the village of Mont-Louis. Relocated to Quebec in 1980, he played with his brother Jean-François in the region. They get acquainted with trad musicians and learn their repertoire. Daniel will then be part of the ...
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David Simard

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 ...
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David Boulanger

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 ...
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