Francis Colpron – recorder and traverso – is recognized these past few years as one of the most talented instrumentalists of his generation. His qualities and his capacity to innovate both in the artistic and interpretative spheres have been acclaimed by the public, the critics, and the cultural authorities alike. In 1991, he founded his own ensemble, of which he is the artistic director: Les Boréades de Montréal, running a successful series in Montreal, touring in North America and Europe, and recording many CDs on the ATMA label. He was associated flautist of the Portland Trinity Consort from 2000 to 2009 and he is also a regular guest of other ensembles such as Apollo’s Fire, Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Les Violons du Roy, the Nova Scotia Orchestra and l’Harmonie des Saisons. Besides teaching at the Université de Montréal, he is a regular guest of prestigious summer music camps such as Amherst in the United States as well as Cammac and Lanaudière in Quebec and Boxwood in Nova-Scotia.