Violinist Olivier Brault, from Terrebonne in Lanaudière, brings communicative enthusiasmand scholarship to concerts throughout Canada, Europe and the U.S.A. Baroque violin teacher atthe Faculty of Music of McGill university, director of the ensemble Sonate 1704, he leads asconcertmaster the Apollo’s Fire baroque orchestra (Cleveland) and Les Goûts Réunis inLuxembourg; he performs as principal violin with Four Nations Ensemble (New York) and withseveral Montreal-based ensembles including Les Boréades de Montréal, the Ensemble Caprice, theQuatuor Franz Joseph and Les idées heureuses. He holds a Doctorate from the Université deMontréal, where he specialized in 18th-century French violin repertoire and explored other areas ofhistorical performance including baroque dance and theater. A sought-after instructor, he has beeninvited to lead workshops and masterclasses at major institutions including the Conservatoire demusique de Montréal, McGill University, Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin Conservatoryof Music, Penn State University, University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, the ConservatoireRoyal de Bruxelles and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. Hehas participated in more than sixty recordings on the Atma, Analekta, Avie, earlymusic.com, XXIand Teldec labels. Les Grands Prix Desjardins de la Culture of Culture Lanaudière awarded him theAmbassadeur Télé-Québec (2011) and Musique (2012) prizes. In Terrebonne, the Gala du Griffon d’Orawarded him the Artiste par excellence (2012, 2014 and 2016) and Ambassadeur par excellence (2012)prizes. In May 2016, an article from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ranked him among theten Canadian violinists that must be known. In November 2011, Olivier Brault received the medalof the Assemblée Nationale du Québec for his cultural contribution.