Born in Quebec, Sylvain Bergeron has perfected his playing of instruments of the lute family during numerous stays in the United States and Europe with, among other teachers, Paul O’Dette and Eugène Dombois. He is one of the founders and artistic directors of La Nef, which has existed since 1991. Since then, he has been responsible for the creative and musical direction of some twenty productions such as Celtic Christmas, Elegies: Music for the Day of the Dead (winner of an Opus award), Perceval, Montségur (winner of an Opus award), The Garden of Delights, and Music for Joan the Mad. He is in high demand on the Canadian musical scene as an accomplished performer on the lute and the theorbo and gives more than sixty concerts per season. He has performed and recorded with many renowned soloists, including Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, David Daniels, Magdalena Kozena, Daniel Taylor, Karina Gauvin, Suzie LeBlanc, Vivica Genaux, Matthew White, Agnès Melon, Meredith Hall, Charles Daniels, Anne Azéma, and Patrizia Bovi. He has performed in concert halls as prestigious as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Frick Museum and the Lincoln Center in New York. He was recently invited to give a series of solo recitals at the Ninth Festival of Plucked Strings in Rabat, Morocco.