18 ans !
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Étienne Chénard, viola

Étienne Chénard reveived a “Prix avec distinction” in viola at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in 2016. He studied with François Paradis, Catherine Dallaire, and Élise Lavoie.

Étienne studied violin, viola and chamber music at Domaine Forget Academy and Orford Art Center working with Anne Robert, Helmut Lipksy, Mark Fewer, David Gilham, Mimi Zweig, François Paradis, Jocelyne Bastien, Arthur-Leblanc String Quartet, Vera Beth and Kenneth Slowik. He received master classes from Christian Tetzlaff, Antoine Tamestit, Roberto Diaz, Paul Silverthorne, Jean Sulem, and Miguel DaSilva.

Étienne is Assistant Principal Viola of Symphony Nova Scotia since 2018. He occupied the same chair in both Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke and de l’Estuaire. He’s a regular substitute with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and Les Violons du Roy.

Étienne performs on a 1765 viola made in Paris by Henocq and a bow from François Lotte. Both are generously loaned by CANIMEX INC.