After beginning his musical training with the Maîtrise des petits chanteurs de Québec, Philippe Martel decided to study something serious at university; he got a bachelor’s degree in administration from the Université Laval and then went to the École supérieure de commerce de Rouen in France. Back home, he abandoned the sensible path and registered at the Cégep Sainte-Foy in music. He then moved to Montreal — which he secretly prefers to his former home, Quebec City! — for a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from McGill. Since then, the high quality of his singing and his legendary work ethic have made him one of the most sought-after of professional choristers. He regularly performs as a soloist with various ensembles and with the Opéra de Montréal. An aspiring black belt in Taekwondo, he has provided the vocal foundation of the Quartom quartet since 2008.