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Olivier Fortin (Music Director, Harpsichord, Organ)

Born: October 29, 1973 - Québec, Canada

The Canadian harpsichordist, organist and music director, Olivier Fortin, graduated with distinction from the Québec Conservatory in 1995. He continued his training with Dom André Laberge, obtained a Master Degree from University of Montreal under the direction of Professor Réjean Poirier, and received several scholarships for studies in Paris with Pierre Hantaï and in Amsterdam with Bob van Asperen. In 1997 he was awarded top prizes at the Montreal Bach Competition and the Bruges Festival.

Olivier Fortin is founder (1996) and director of the Montreal-based early music Ensemble Masques. He is increasingly esteemed as a soloist and chamber musician, touring and recording throughout Europe, the United States and Canada with ensembles such as Ensemble Masques, Capriccio Stravagante, Tafelmusik, Chanticleer, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal and Les Voix Humaines as well as playing with Skip Sempé and Pierre Hantaï in a harpsichord trio.

Olivier Fortin teaches harpsichord and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec.


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Source: Analekta Website; French Wikipedia Website (March 2014)
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Olivier Fortin: Short Biography | Ensemble Masques | Recordings of Vocal Works

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Ensemble Masques (Official Website) [French/Emglish]
Olivier Fortin (Analekta)

Olivier Fortin (Wikipédia) [French]
Olivier Fortin - Faculty (Tafelmusik)

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