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Louis Babin: Biography

Louis Babin

Region: Québec

Louis Babin

Composer Louis Babin creates works that are modern, playful and accessible – a personal music avoiding trends, music that endures.

Starting out in his twenties as a violist, then working as a much-in-demand trumpeter for 40 years, Louis Babin puts a creative emphasis on instrumental play. Thanks to his wide ranging experience performing on stage, he has a solid knowledge of all musical genres: classical, jazz, contemporary, experimental, current and even pop. His eclectic talent has seen him perform in New York, Paris, Basel, Zurich and Toronto. His is a palette rich in musical vocabularies that has given him the necessary tools to compose several works for film and theatre.

Louis Babin’s deepest artistic priority however is concert music, which inspired him to seek out the guidance of teachers Michel Longtin and alan Belkin at the Université de Montréal where he completed a Master’s degree in Composition.

Louis Babin’s works have been acclaimed in Canada, the USA and Europe, two recent examples being his piece for symphony orchestra - Saint-Exupéry : de cœur, de sable et d’étoiles, a musical homage to French literary icon Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and his work for string orchestra - Suite du promeneur.


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