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Pierre-Olivier Dufresne (Violin/Mandolin/feet)

Pierre-Olivier DufresneA violinist with a traditionally Québec, Eastern European and classical repertoire, Pierre-Olivier studied classical violin with Claude Richard, audio electronics at the École Nationale d'Aérotechnique, electro-acoustic music at Concordia University and jazz violin with Stéphane Allard.

Several ensembles add hues to his watercolour: MAZ, jazz and traditional Québec compositions; La Sainte Barbe, music of New France; Weshida, Middle Eastern chamber music; Gadji-Gadjo, Klezmer and Gypsy music; Les Cordeurs des Bois, traditional Québec song; Maroc'n Reel, mixture of Québec and Moroccan traditions. He played for several years with Marco Calliari, several years with Plumage and performed a homage to Plume Latraverse and performed in La Vie est un Cirque by Cirque Éloïze.

He has toured in Canada, the United States, France and Romania. He teaches violin to children of all ages (ex.: Jeunes Musiciens du Monde, orchestra of the École secondaire St-Luc), and works as a technician for various events, records sound tracks for short films, mixes mini-albums (ex: Weshida), and produces videos for various projects including certain Commando Trad events.

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