- Saint-Antoine-des-Laurentides (Québec), 1967
After studying classical and jazz piano, Michel Frigon decided to pursue his musical education in composition at the Université de Montréal with Michel Longtin, Francis Dhomont and Marcelle Deschênes. During this period, he received numerous commissions from ensembles and performers such as Codes d’accès, the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal and the flutist Sonia Duquette. He was an award winner for two of these works: Une journée insoumise for flute and tape at the CBC Young Composers Competition, and La naine blanche for piano and tape at the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. His music has been performed in many festivals and concerts in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada from coast to coast. Furthermore, he occasionally composes for the theatre (Ensemble Sauvage Public) and for dance (Van Grimde Corps Secrets).