Sylvain Doyon

Sylvain Doyon. Organist, pianist, teacher, b Thetford-Mines, Que, 10 Sep 1935; premier prix organ (CMQ) 1966. He first studied music with Abbé Léon Destroismaisons at the Collège de La Pocatière, then at the CMQ with Henri Gagnon and Claude Lavoie.

Doyon, Sylvain

Sylvain Doyon. Organist, pianist, teacher, b Thetford-Mines, Que, 10 Sep 1935; premier prix organ (CMQ) 1966. He first studied music with Abbé Léon Destroismaisons at the Collège de La Pocatière, then at the CMQ with Henri Gagnon and Claude Lavoie. Assisted by grants from the Canada Council and the Quebec government, he pursued advanced studies in Paris with Marie-Claire Alain. Thereafter, he has divided his career between teaching at the CMQ and giving concerts as a solo organist and piano accompanist. He has performed as a soloist with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the Concerts Couperin orchestra, and the CBC Quebec Chamber Orchestra. He has participated in numerous radio concerts. In October 1990, he received the off-stage prize of the Fondation de l'Opéra de Québec, as part of the prize-giving mandate of the Conseil de la Culture de la Ville de Québec.