Vincent Boucher is enjoying a true double career, in both music and finance. He studied with harpsichordists Dom André Laberge and Luc Beauséjour, and with organist Bernard Lagacé. While in Mireille Lagacé’s class at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, a jury twice unanimously awarded him a first prize for organ and harpsichord. He has also completed a doctorate in performance at McGill University with John Grew, and furthered his studies in Vienna with Michael Gailit, and then in Paris with Pierre Pincemaille.
Vincent Boucher has performed extensively, both in Canada and in Europe, notably at the cathedrals of Chartres, Bourges, and Notre-Dame de Paris. In 2000 he won first prize in the John Robb Organ Competition. In 2002, he won the Académie de musique du Québec’s Prix d’Europe, which had not been given to an organist since 1966. In 2003 he was awarded an Opus Prize in the category Discovery of the Year. He has already made five recordings, which have won a number of prizes and the praise of critics. Most recently, in 2007 he released, on the ATMA Classique label, the first recording of the complete works of Charles Tournemire.
For more than 11 years, Vincent Boucher has worked at National Bank Financial Group; he is currently Vice President, Investor Services, Natcan Investment Management. In the fall of 2010 he began studying at Oxford University for a Master’s in Business Administration.