Denis Plante grew up surrounded by early-music instruments, costumes, and theatrical props in a Montreal-based family of artists. A charismatic soloist, he has performed alongside such artists as Diane Dufresne, Gilles Vigneault, and André Gagnon. After spending some time in Argentina, he settled permanently in Quebec City, where he founded the Tango Boréal ensemble, a laboratory for his impressionistic tango music. His creativity has been recognized through numerous prizes, including the award for best song at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby and the Quebec City creator of the year award from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Both his two most recent CDs on the ATMA Classique label, Tango Boréal and Pampa Blues, won Opus prizes for world music disc of the year.