Born in Montreal, Christophe Gauthier studied harpsichord at the Conservatoire de Montréal (Mireille Lagacé) and he did his Bachelors (Réjean Poirier) and Masters (Luc Beauséjour) at Université de Montréal. He also took classes with Benjamin Alard (Paris) and Jory Vinikour (Chicago).
A talented chamber musician, Christophe Gauthier has founded many ensembles such as Les Rendez-vous baroque français (Montréal), La Frontera (Mexico) and Le Consort laurentien (Basel) which was produced at the Utrecht Early Music Festival in summer 2021. He also plays organ with Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Arion orchestre baroque, I Musici de Montréal and Orchestre Métropolitain with maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He was heard in harpsichord recital at Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in autumn of 2021, and will be seen again as a soloist at Clavecin en concert in winter of 2023.
Christophe Gauthier teaches harpsichord and organ at Cégep Marie-Victorin and ear training at Cégep de Saint-Laurent. He is often invited to conduct ensembles from the harpsichord and he is choirmaster for Ensemble vocal Vivace and le Chœur de l’OPMEM. He has also conducted Dido and Eneas (Purcell), Hercules (Handel) and David et Jonathas (Charpentier). Christophe hosts a classical music programme on Radio Ville-Marie weekly.