Dominic Girard

Dominic Girard, contrebasse

Self-taught until the age of 17, Dominic Girard was quick to make a name for himself during his studies in Montréal and acquired an enviable professional experience that allowed him, at the age of 24, to launch his career as a conservatory teacher as well as principal double bass of the symphony orchestra in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. In 1997, he joined Québec’s Les Violons du Roy and established a solid reputation before he returned to Montréal, where he pursued his career with La Sinfonia de Lanaudière, the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, and more recently, with Arion Baroque Orchestra.

Highly sought after by renowned ensembles such as I Musici de Montréal and Toronto’s Tafelmusik, and on the baroque scene in particular, Girard has frequently performed with many national symphony orchestras over the past thirty years. With his varied experience ranging from baroque to popular music, jazz and improvisation, he regularly collaborates in various projects with international artists on both the double bass and the electric bass.

Having recently settled on the South Shore of Montréal, he has participated in such productions as Les 4 saisons d’André Gagnon; STRADIVARIUS BaROCK, by Alexandre Da Costa; Flûte passion, by Nadia Labrie; and Old Friends: Simon & Garfunkel and Orbis, by Valérie Milot.

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