Luc Beauchemin is principal viola of the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean Symphony Orchestra and violist in the Alcan String Quartet since 1994. He is presently violin and chamber music teacher at the Québec Conservatory of Music in Saguenay.
Born in Québec City, he graduated from Laval University as a violinist where he was a student of György Terebesi. His studies continued in France where he participated in classes of Ludmila Choubina et Youri Bashmet. He spent several summers at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada studying chamber music with Zoltan Szekely of the Hungarian Quartet.
Luc is a founding-member of the Sinfonietta de Radio-Canada, Les Violons du Roy, and the Artur Leblanc Quartet. He has also performed chamber music with the Orford Quartet, André Laplante, Maureen Forester, Rostislav Dubinsky, and Eugene Drucker, Alain Lefèvre et Marc-André Hamelin.
The composer Marc Bélanger wrote for Luc a very unique concerto for «violinist-violist» and orchestra in witch the soloist has to perform alternatively violin and viola. Luc also produced a recording featuring works of three legendary musicians from Québec, Arthur LeBlanc, André Mathieu and Félix Leclerc.
His viola was made in Québec city in 1995 by the maker Gérard Arseneault.
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