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Martin Le Sage

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Martin Le Sage began his violin studies with his mother, the violinist Liliane Garnier. He then pursued his studies with Marie-Louise Ricros-Hurel, at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, where he earned a Diplôme Supérieur d'Exécution (superior diploma in performance).

Back in Québec, Martin earned a Master's Degree in Instrument Pedagogy , a Master's Degree in Performance with György Terebesi and a B.A. in Composition with François Morel from the Université Laval. Martin is currently taking his Ph. D. in Music Education, under the direction of Raymond Ringuette, a specialist in music education and former Dean of the Faculty of Music of this University.

Since the age of 12, Martin Le Sage has been heard frequently in concerts and on the air, on the CBC. In 1991, he won the competition %22Cégeps en spectacle %22 and was granted the Alcan Bursary. As a result of this honour, he represented the province of Québec at the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Jeunesses musicales de France and at the Festival inter-universitaire de Belfort. He also gave a series of concerts at the Maison du Québec, in Saint-Malo. Martin is also regularly invited to perform in concert with the pianist Rachel Martel, with the members of the Quatuor Laval, as well as with various chamber or contemporary music groups.

Martin Le Sage teaches at the Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy, at the Cégep de Sainte-Foyand at the Cégep de Limoilou. At the Camp musical des Laurentides, he teaches violin and conducts the junior string ensemble. He also gives private lessons to young violinists. He has been invited to sit as a jury member by the Académie de musique du Québec, for the Concours de musique de Sillery, the Concours de musique du Royaume, the Musicfest, the Clermont Pépin competition and the École préparatoire de musique de l'Université Laval.

Since 1995, György Terebesi and Martin Le Sage have been regularly playing together in concert.