Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University, where he studied with Matthias Maute. His first solo CD, “Passaggi” got released in September 2014 and was nominated for an ADISQ award in 2014. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.
Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has recently been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a 50 000$ scholarship given to a young promising Canadian musician for the development of an international career. Vincent received the Béatrice-Kennedy-Bourbeau Award at the Prix d’Europe 2015. In 2012, he won the First Prize during the Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition and the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. In 2009, he was awarded the First Prize and the Audience Appreciation Prize in the Montreal International Recorder Competition. Vincent also received the Montreal Baroque Prize for Audaciousness and Musicality in the Galaxie-CBC Rising Stars Competition during the Montreal Baroque Festival in 2007.
Vincent is a member of Flûte Alors , the only Canadian recorder quartet, with whom he toured Eastern Canada as part of Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s 2012-2013 season. Vincent is also a founding member of Les Songes and of the ensemble Recordare, which was one of the five finalists in the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition.
A versatile performer, he also plays with Les Violons du Roy, La Bande Montréal Baroque, Les Idées Heureuses, Arion, La Follia Austin Baroque, and La Cigale. He played for various series and festivals in Canada and in the United States (Austin, Boston, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia) as well as in Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Belgium. He can be heard on CBC Radio 2 and Radio-Canada’s ICI Musique.
Vincent teaches at the CAMMAC music camp, for the Montreal Recorder Society, for the Toronto Early Music Players Organization and at Université de Montréal’s École des jeunes.