enfrMAY 14-24 MAI, 2021
enfrMAY 14-24 MAI, 2021

Alexis Chartrand – Fiddle and Baroque Violin

Alexis Chartrand is a fiddler from Montréal who has been active in the québécois traditional music scene for several years. He is known for his energetic accompaniment of step dancing and social dances. His interest in Québécois, Irish and Scottish fiddle styles inform his playing, along with his study of classical, contemporary and baroque music. He frequently collaborates with dancers including baroque dancer Anne-Marie Gardette, traditional dancer and caller Pierre Chartrand, regularly performs in duo with guitarists such as Yann Falquet, Colin Savoie-Levac and Peter Senn.

In 2017, he released an album with multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Babineau (fiddle, guitar), Gigues à 2 faces. His performances have brought him around Québec, Canada, New England and Europe. His research into the intersections between traditional and baroque violin styles has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. He has also taught fiddle, traditional repertoire and traditional music history in music camps such as CAMMAC (Québec) and Boxwood Festival (Nova Scotia).

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