Christophe Gauthier
Harpsichordist
organist


photo credit: Annie Éthier

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). He is harpsichordist in residence with Clavecin en concert for the 2019-2020 season.

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). He also plays organ with Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Arion orchestre baroque, Ensemble Clavecin en concert and Orchestre Métropolitain with maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He was featured in a recital with soprano Suzie LeBlanc at the Orford Festival.

Christophe Gauthier has qualified as a finalist for the 9th Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, taking place in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 2021. He 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.

 

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