Camp Violon Trad Québec

The primary objective of Camp Violon Trad Québec is to introduce, teach and thoroughly examine traditional Québécois fiddle music while developing the skills of the musician/camper. This five-day programme is led by top professionals in the field and welcomes students of all levels from age 6 to 99 (with a minimum of 2 years violin instruction). Based in the Lanaudière region of the province of Québec, Canada, this camp is unlike any other – it promotes interest in the legacy of traditional Québécois repertoire by encouraging both development and a general mastery of the genre. The camp supports cultural and inter-generational exchanges, and allows musicians to practice and enhance their skills and technique on fiddle, as well as stringed instrument guitar and piano accompaniment. It is the perfect place to learn and share a common repertoire and help keep the rich traditional culture of Québec alive.


Éric Favreau

Éric Favreau

Master class Éric Favreau comes from a family of traditional musicians and has spent a great deal of time playing with other fiddlers, learning their repertoire and studying their varied styles. Éric has explored and exploited various sources including archives and personally made field recordings and has accumulated a rich and fascinating repertoire. Over the […]

100 camp musicians to perform at Festival Mémoire et Racines

On Friday, July 27, at 6:30 pm at Parc Bosco in Saint-Charles Borromée, Festival Mémoire et Racines will be taken over by the violins, guitars and pianos of the 100 musicians of the 11th edition of Camp Violon Trad Québec. This opening performance of the festival celebrates with great pomp the musical heritage acquired by […]

Five youg musicians at the Camp Violon Trad Québec 2017

Support the Camp and the new generation of traditional music

Help Violon Trad Québec with its mission to pursue and maintain accessibility to camp. Since 2008, the camp has taught nearly 1 300 musicians from here and elsewhere and funding has been raised to offer high quality teaching and activities at affordable rates and as well as scholarships to young musicians under 18. To date, […]

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