Fourth Horn

Louis-Pierre Bergeron

Last updated: October 20, 2023

Since October 2017, Louis-Pierre Bergeron is the proud 4th horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Previously, he was 3rd horn with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, 2nd horn with Orchestre Métropolitain, and solo horn with Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières.  He still collaborates frequently with Les Violons du Roy, in Québec City.  In Mars 2020, he will be soloist in Ferdinand Ries’ Concerto for two horns, with Louis-Philippe Marsolais and I Musici de Montréal.

Louis-Pierre studied with John Zirbel at McGill University and at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the natural horn with Teunis van der Zwart at the Amsterdam Conservatory.  An avid champion of the natural horn, he performed and recorded with prestigious early music ensembles, notably the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik and Europa Galante.

Equally active in pop music, Louis-Pierre Bergeron founded in 2015 the Montreal Horn Stars, a brass quintet for which he is also arranger.  The group collaborates with artists such as Patrick Watson, Bernard Adamus, Louis-Jean Cormier and Klô Pelgag.  They performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, at Francofolies de Montréal and at Festival d’été de Québec.

Louis-Pierre gives educational concerts with his woodwind quintet Ayorama, and for senior residents of healthcare establishments with Moon Palace, the duo he forms with his partner, the NACO cellist Julia MacLaine. 

As hobbies, Louis-Pierre practices hockey, cross-country skiing and cyclo-touring.  He collects music records and old instruments. 

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