Horn - Canada
Louis-Pierre Bergeron is a well-known horn player in Montreal. He has been interim second horn in the Orchestre Métropolitain since September 2008, in addition to playing regularly with Musici de Montréal, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, les Grands Ballets canadiens, and the FILArmonica at the Festival de Lanaudière. In fact, he was a soloist with the latter at the opening gala for its 33rd season last July in Konzertstück by Robert Schumann. He plays occasionally with various symphonic orchestras in Montreal, Quebec, and at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Louis-Pierre is extremely interested in performing on period instruments. He plays with Arion and Caprice, and occasionally with Tafelmusik. He learned how to play the French horn from Teunis van der Zwart, Renée Allen, Louis-Philippe Marsolais, and Jocelyn Veilleux. He recorded with Arion, the Orchestre Métropolitain, l’OSM, and the Choeur de Métal. He can also be heard on recent pop albums by Patrick Watson, Yann Perreau, Chic Gamine, Amylie, and Isabelle Boulay.
Louis-Pierre studied at McGill university under John Zirbel and Jean Gaudreault. He spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he won the concert competition in 2006. This summer, he has perfected the French horn under the instruction of James Sommerville at the Orford Arts Centre. Outside of these activities, Louis-Pierre has been teaching the horn at Collège Notre-Dame since 2001.