From his initial musical calling in his native village of Saint-Prosper, Quebec to the opera stages of Montreal through the Gulf of Mexico where he served as a music humanitarian, baritone Pierre Rancourt always associated music with the notion of mutual understanding, dialogue and identity. His passion for the works of Quebec composers is rooted in the expression of identity. First Prize winner in 2015 of the art song competition held by the Association pour la diffusion de la musique d’Auguste Descarries, he developed his interest in this composer who was unjustly excluded from the concert repertoire until recently.
A graduate of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, First Prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition, Pierre Rancourt perfected his art through a number of internships in Canada, the USA, and Germany. He is a regular guest soloist and communicator with orchestras and several
established ensembles, including the Opéra de Montréal, Grands Ballets Canadiens and Clavecin en concert. He also produces his own events in which the voice engages with poetry and theatre.