Active on the international scene, Montreal classical guitarist Isabelle Héroux regularly performs as a soloist, in duo, or with orchestra. She has performed in France, Italy, Germany, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mexico, USA and Canada. She frequently records for Radio-Canada. Her recordings have garnered her critical acclaim and the title “master of the guitar”, and include solo album, “Regard” (Productions XXI), “Georges Delerue, Musique pour guitare et pour Flûte, guitar solo with some duo with flute, on DCM label, a guitar duo album “¡Viva Espana!” (ATMA), by Duo Alba, and a guitar/flute duo album “Musique du Monde” (SNE), by Duo Piazzolla the “Musique pour guitare.
Invited to international festivals, Isabelle Héroux has participated in many juried contests and has given numerous master classes. She was awarded scholarships from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Fondation McAbbie, and the O.F.Q.J. She was a finalist in the International Competition of Havana, Cuba. She was awarded second place in the 8th International Competition of the UFAM, in Paris, France.
Isabelle Héroux was unanimously awarded the first place prize for guitar from the Music Conservatory of Montreal while studying under Jean Vallières. She went to France for four years to study with guitar master Alberto Ponce at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. Héroux also studied with Alvaro Pierri, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Ako Ito, Henri Dorigny, and Stepan Rak.
Isabelle Héroux teaches guitar and pedagogy at Université de Montréal à Montréal (UQAM) and at Laval University. She has authored several articles for guitar journals and a method book for Oz Productions. She is ph.D in classic guitar teaching using a cognitive approach. She is the author of a major book on teaching guitar that includes, among other topics; nail care and the physiology playing a musical instrument.