Clément Bufferne received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in viola performance from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland). He then went on to study with Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot and Juan-Miguel Hernandez at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal, where he obtained a Master’s degree and a DEPA.
A passionate and fervent proponent of the viola, Clément is committed to promoting the richness of the repertoire of his instrument, which is still too little known. His interest in chamber music and early music has led him to study with the Debussy Quartet, Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet) and Ruth Killius at the Swiss Chamber Academy in Geneva, the Trio Wanderer, and Simon Heyerick (Les Arts Florissants) and Luc Beauséjour.
Finally, passionate about passing on his craft, Clément has been involved as a teacher and coach with several amateur orchestras in Montreal and Switzerland. He has also performed in the framework of the “Concerts Médiation de la Musique pour les Jeunes” (Music Mediation Concerts for Young People) which aim to introduce young children to a varied classical repertoire.
Today, Clément collaborates with the Cobalt Quartet, the Andara Quartet and the Galileo Ensemble on the Quebec scene.