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Olivier Fortin

, harpsichord

Olivier Fortin graduated with distinction from the Québec Conservatory in 1995. He continued his training with Dom André Laberge, obtained a Master Degree fromUniversity of Montreal under the direction of Réjean Poirier, and received several scholarships for studies in Paris with Pierre Hantai and in Amsterdam with Bob van Asperen. In 1997 he was awarded top prizes at the Montreal Bach Competition and the Bruges Festival, and received the Capriccio Stravagante Prize in 1998. He is increasingly in demand as a soloist and chambermusician, touring and recording throughout Europe, China and South Korea, the United States and Canada with Masques, Capriccio Stravagante, Tafelmusik, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin and Les Violons du Roy. He also performs with Skip Sempé and Pierre Hantaï in programs of music for two and three harpsichords. In 2009, he conducted Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas in the Monreal Baroque Festival and has been leadingmore andmore projects implying singers andmusicians and the past few years. Olivier Fortin has appeared in the Festivals of Berkeley, La Roque d’Antheron, Utrecht, Aldeburgh, Regensburg, Zermatt,Montreal Baroque;Music Before 1800 and the Frick Collection in NewYork, the Cite deMusique in Paris, the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, BOZAR Music in Brussels, the Folle Journée in Nantes, Bilbao and Lisbon and the Festival Bach de Lausanne. As both solo harpsichordist and featured collaborative artist, he has recorded more than twenty CDs for Analekta, Atma, Paradizo, Alpha and Teldec. Olivier Fortin is the founder and director of theMontreal-based ensembleMasques. Since 1998, the ensemble has become a strategic meeting point for young Canadian and European musicians. From 2004-2008 he taught harpsichord and chambermusic at the Conservatoire de musique de Quebec, and he currently teaches at the Tafelmusik Summer Institute in Toronto.


Splendore a Venezia
Les Voix Baroques
October, 2013
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts
Ensemble Masques
April, 2010
Orfeo Fantasia
Charles Daniels
February, 2005