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Simon Fournier (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Canada

The Canadian baritone and choral conductor, Simon Fournier, studied with Jan Simons at the Faculty of Music, McGill University. He was a member of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal and La Bande Magnétik

Simon Fournier has a career both as asinger career and choirmaster, which allowed him to perform in a variety of styles, elsewhere in Canada and in several European countries. In 2000 he made his debut in Paris with the Orchestra of the Romanian Philharmonic and in 2001 he made his debut at the Opéra de Montréal in Kopernikus by Claude Vivier Vivier, where he was noticed by critics for his powerful voice and stage presence. On record, he is found in "Hommage à Frank Zappa" directed by Walter Boudreau, the Via Crucis by Franz Liszt on Fidelio label, as well "Noël en Nouvelle-France" on Novalis label.

Also addressing the theatre, he appeared in Âmes Sœurs, a play for children presented in France and Belgium in 2005-2006. In 2009 he appeared with the SMCQ in Montpellier and Paris, where he has recorded for Radio France and where he recently returned for a concert of works by Frank Zappa. In spring 2011, he participated in the anniversary show of Chants Libres at Monument National.

 

Source: SMSQ Concerts Montréal Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2015); Bits & pieces from other sources
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Aryeh Oron (May 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Rafik Matta

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Video: BWV 248/1-6

Links to other Sites

Simon Fournier - Biography (SMSQ) [French]

 


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