Born in Quebec, Denis Dion completed a Master’s degree in composition at Laval University in 1983 and a doctorate at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1987. Recipient of several distinctions in Canada, the United States and Europe, he has written on commission many works for Canadian and foreign orchestras as well as film soundtracks. He has composed both instrumental and electroacoustic works.
Denis Dion taught at the Faculty of Music of Laval University and at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec from 1992 to 2000, and he has served as commentator for radio music programs on Radio-Canada’s cultural network. Since 1999, he has been devoting all of his time to creation and composition. In 1999-2000, he worked on a creative project as composer-in-residence with the Quebec medieval music ensemble, Anonymus. The following year, he began another residence once again, this time with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières (2001).
Denis Dion won the 2000-2001 Prix Opus in the “Composition of the year” category for his work “à la mère”, for orchestra and electronic equipment. He is currently composer-in-residence with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières (2002-2004).