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Patrick Roux

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Patrick Roux was born in Marseille, France, in 1962 and came to Canada in 1967. He began studying music at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Hull under Jean Vallières, where he was unanimously awarded first prize in 1984. He has studied with masters such as David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Hubert Käppel and Roberto Aussel. Roux has won awards in prestigious competitions. In 1993 the duo Patrick Roux-Robert Latreille released their first album. Roux has many times been an invited soloist with the Orchestre de Chambre de Hull and the Quatuor Morency. He has played for the Queen of Jordanie, the princess of Holland and the governor general of Canada. Since 1990, his passion has been composition, and his works have been published by Les Productions d’OZ. He created a complete original repertoire for the group Contretemps/Go in wich he performs. In march 1996 they released a first CD. In 1998, he founded with the famous Canadian guitarist Philip Candelaria, the Canadian Guitar Quartet that made his concert debut in march 1999. He is a tenure professor of guitar at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Hull and teaches at the Faculty of Music at the University of Ottawa. During the summer, he teaches at the Music Academy of the Domaine Forget.