Laurence Beaudry

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FIDDLE BEGINNER Laurence Beaudry studied the violin with Pierre Laforest, Arthur Garami, Ludmila Dieche Monique Laurendeau, and Pascale Beaudry. She studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal and in Quebec City, where she obtained training for the Vivaldi Movement teaching method. She was a member of the group The Olde World Order, a medieval […]

Marie-Pierre Daigle

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YOUTH CLASS Growing up in St-Pamphile, a small village nestled in the Quebec Appalachians, Marie-Pierre Daigle left the nest, as a teenager, accompanied by a violin. Destination: Major cities. Mission: Learn the language of music. She studied in classical music at Cégep de Drummondville, and in jazz at UQAM. After completing her studies, she starts […]

Catherine Planet

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VIOLION INTIATION Catherine Planet started playing the violin in Moncton (NB). The instrument was placed in her hands by the Acadian culture. She began with ten years in classical, both in Moncton, and later in the city of Sept-Îles (Qc.). Although she loves classical music, she naturally turned to improvisation, which led her to later […]

Martin Racine

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VIOLON INTERMÉDIAIRE, AVANCÉ ET EXPERT Martin participe activement au développement de la musique au Québec et à travers le monde depuis de nombreuses années. Sa riche expérience l’a mené a joué dans des ensembles aux styles variés: Isabeau et les chercheurs d’or (country-folk), Le train qui roule (musique swing et hawaïenne), Cithel (musique traditionnelle québécoise […]

Sophie Lavoie

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Originally from Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Sophie Lavoie was first introduced to the world of music when learning classical piano as a child. Soon, she became interested in the traditional music of Québec and began her ongoing trad apprenticeship by listening to legendary fiddlers from her own region of the province, such as the renowned Louis Pitou […]

Jacinthe Dubé

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MASTER CLASS – SINGING Jacinthe Dubé was born in Quebec in 1976. She specializes in the research, interpretation and teaching of traditional Quebec songs. She is a founding member of the traditional a cappella song group Galant, tu perds ton temps, with which she has performed in several concert halls and festivals in Quebec and […]

Danielle Martineau

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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 Lanaudière – 2004 and CPVL […]

Louis-Simon Lemieux

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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 Scotland since his childhood. Indeed, […]

André Gagné

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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 tenor banjo. He begins to […]