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 Denis BÉdard
Petite rhaPsoDy
Denis Bédard, who was born in Quebec City in 1950, first studied music at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, graduating with first class honours in organ, harpsichord, chamber music, counterpoint and fugue. He continued his studies in Paris and Montreal, as well as in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt, and was laureate of the “Prix d’Europe” in 1975 and of the CBC Radio Talent Competition in 1978. A professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec from 1981 until 1989 and organ professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 2001 until
2004, Denis Bédard was organist at St-Coeur-de-Marie church in Quebec City for 19 years and then became organist at St-Roch church, also in Quebec City, in September 1997. From 2001 to 2021Denis Bédard was organist and music director at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver. In 2020 the Royal Canadian College of Organists awarded him the Diploma of Fellowship (honoris causa) and in 2021 he was awared the Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music (FRSCM).
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