Richard Paré

Harpsichord

Richard Paré

Richard Paré divides his professional activities between the harpsichord and the organ. He studied both instruments at the Québec City conservatory with Claude Lavoie and Donald Thompson, and graduated with three Premier Prix diplomas in organ, harpsichord and chamber music.

While continuing to study with Scott Ross and Dom André Laberge O.S.B., Richard Paré began to perform as a continuo player, chamber musician and soloist with various groups. A founding member of the chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy, he has taken part in many different tours in Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United States and Western Canada, and in nine recordings for the DORIAN label.

As a guest artist, Richard Paré has been invited to perform in several cities in Québec, Ontario and Alberta, and has also recorded on many different occasions for the FM service of Radio-Canada. Professor of organ, harpsichord and early music at the Faculty of Music at Laval University, he is also the regular harpsichordist for the Québec City symphony orchestra and the titular organist of the Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens church in Québec City.