Léo Guiollot

With a master’s degree in classical percussion from the Université de Montréal, Léo Guiollot is increasingly active as a freelancer for major classical and contemporary ensembles. In recent months, he has performed for Troublemakers productions (Harry Potter, Amadeus, etc.), the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Bishop’s University Composers Forum, Sinfonia de Lanaudière, Sixtrum, SCRAP, the Orchestre du Festival de Lanaudière, etc. His great interest and aptitude for several “world” percussion traditions also led him to travel and perfect his skills in Brazil, Cuba and Spain. He is also the founder and musical director of Movimento, a Brazilian percussion ensemble that has already performed over a hundred times. Finally, since teaching is an integral part of Léo’s musical approach, he is frequently called upon to share his extensive musical knowledge in various institutions (Joseph-François-Perrault School, Collège de Montréal, École des Jeunes et Activités Culturelles de l’Université de Montréal, etc.)… and this will be his 2nd year at CAMMAC. His qualities as a performer and teacher, his involvement as well as his desire to improve his skills with specialist percussionists abroad have already earned him several scholarships and awards, including the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Youth, several academic and travel scholarships, and most recently the Best Workshop Leader Award (UdeM Cultural Activities).