Olivier Labossière

At the age of 12, Olivier Labossière began learning the guitar. With an ever increasing interest for the instrument, he completed the program of pop and jazz music performance at the Cégep of Drummondville, Quebec. During this time he was named a laureate in the competition, Guitare-Drummond, in the small ensemble category. He then continued his studies with a Bachelor’s degree in classical music performance at the Université du Québec à Montréal, in which he had the pleasure to study with Marc Deschênes and Alvaro Pierri. While there he had the chance to participate in several master classes at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in Austria. Olivier has performed many concerts both as a soloist and in duo with his colleague, Alexandre Ethier. Since 2002, he has been an active member of the ensemble, Forestare, both as an arranger and performer. Olivier also maintains an active schedule teaching guitar in schools, since 2006, at Curé-Antoine Labelle high school in Laval, Quebec.