Renaud Côté-Giguère

A guitarist and composer from Montreal, Renaud Côté-Giguère has performed in numerous venues and festivals throughout Canada and the United States. Among them, the Festival Classica (2016, Saint-Lambert), the Toronto Guitarfest (2015, Toronto) the Segovia Classical Guitar Series (2014, Evanston), the millennium stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2013, Washington) and the Switchboard Music Festival (2012, San Francisco). In the last two years, he recorded three albums with his chamber groups: the Canadian Guitar Quartet (Atma Classique), Forestare (2xHD) and the Acero Trio (self-produced).

Renaud began his studies at the Conservatory of Montreal at the age of 16 where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree under the tutelage of Jean Vallières. In 2013, he was given a Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Sergio Assad and David Tanenbaum. Renaud recently graduated from the doctorate program at University of Montreal where he focused on the music of Tōru Takemitsu with his director Peter McCutecheon.