Biography

Canadian composer and pianist, with more than thirty original compositions to his credit. His creations have resulted in 3 CD albums, various singles, and a wide distribution in specialized musical groups on the international level. His compositions have been integrated into shows and events, and have been orchestrated through collaborations with other musicians internationally.

Achievements

SHORT FILM - MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK
(in progress)

Concerning the film "Le Vieil Indien II" currently in preparation, contribution to the musical soundtrack and the orchestration of a part of the film.

 

COLLABORATIVE MUSICAL PROJECT
(in progress)

In collaboration with Orford Musique and the Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, creation of a "signature" musical work for the Orford region (orchestration in progress).

 

SHOW AND TOURIST ATTRACTION
(in progress)

"Premières Mémoires", a spectacular tourist attraction and unique architectural mapping sound and light event, which was a great success throughout the summer of 2022 (and will continue in the next summer seasons). Several of my original compositions were integrated, some of them specially orchestrated for the show.

 

GUEST PIANIST - PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF QUEBEC
(completed)

Meeting of the group of professional photographers of Quebec - Performance of a piano selection of my musical compositions, in a multimedia show (by invitation).

 

BIG BAND «POUR LE PHONE» CKSH-TV
(completed)

Official professional musicians group for CKSH-TV (Radio Canada, Eastern Townships), having performed live at various festivals and summer events for several summers. I was trumpet player and also involved as managing director.

 

VICTORIA  MIXED CHOIR
(completed)

Group of singers and musicians, having offered several performances during concerts and shows of sacred and classical music, in particular in churches of the Eastern Townships and Montreal. I participated as a singer (bass), and we performed in a studio for the production of a collective album.


BACKGROUND MUSIC PIANIST - MULTIPLE EVENTS
(completed)

Guest pianist to perform "Soft Pop" background music at several regional gastronomic events.


Musical Background

ÉCOLE DE MUSIQUE BOIVIN (1978-1981)

Advanced Piano

 

ÉCOLE VINCENT D’INDY - Affiliated training (1973-1982)

Preliminary Piano

 

SÉMINAIRE DE SHERBROOKE – Trumpeter (1977-1982)

Harmonie du Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Harmonie de l'École Le Triolet

Harmonie de l'École Du Phare

Recognition

3rd place winner - International Film Composition Competition 2019

Imposed theme : Jack Sparrow Movie Composer Challenge

Private group of international composers (3.4K members). Challenge to create a specific musical theme, representing the singular character of "Jack Sparrow" (from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie). Jury of known experts in the field of music composition.

Show "Premières Mémoires" - A few testimonies:

·   Bravo aux artisans de chez nous! Spectacle magnifique, jeux de lumières et musique excellents.

·   Les effets sont incroyables, la musique grandiose et le spectacle sublime!

·   Très belle musique, belle œuvre artistique.

·   Moment très agréable. De la poésie en musique.

·   Spectacle enchanteur et que dire de la musique!

Compositions - piano and orchestrated versions - Some representative testimonies:

Very evocative! I especially like how the chords never really resolve where you would expect them to. It really does give you a sense of the description you provide to the piece, like a scene where you are going around corners and seeing something new at every turn. Excellent!

Musical piece: Elsewhere, Source: Ehren Wade, Global Composers Network

 

Sehr schöne komposition. Bravo.

Musical piece: Romantic Tale in Asia (Orchestrated), Source: Matthias Arnold, Germany

 

Magnifique composition, pleine de beauté, d'émerveillement et superbe orchestration! Bravo pour cette belle collaboration!

Musical piece: Sparkling Rainbow – Orchestrated, Source: Nathalie Itta, France


Networks Membership

Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ)Member

Amplitude DistributionCorporate member

Private social groups - composition (Facebook) – Member

SoloPiano (professional pianists) Member

Conseil de la culture de l’EstrieMember

And just for fun!...


Choir "St-Louis-de-France", in which I was a chorister for a few years (East Angus, Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada). Photo taken in late 1980 (photo: Alain Coulombe). Maybe you can guess where I am (hint: I was 15 years old at the time)?