Guitare Montreal | Francisco Bernier

MAY 24 to 26, 2019

Francisco Bernier

A finalist in the Concert Artist Guild of New York and recipient of more than twenty international prizes, including first prize winner at the prestigious International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga” in Alessandria (Italy), went on to perform in over 35 countries around the globe, in many prestigious venues. He has also performed with several orchestras.

M. Bernier began his musical studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Seville and he then moved to France to continue his musical studies at the Ecole Normale "Alfred Cortot" in Paris under the direction of Maestro Alberto Ponce. He received his Superior Diploma of Execution and Concert Performer with distinction by means of an unanimous decision by the jury. From 1998 to 2002, Francisco continued his excellent education at the Hochschule für Musik of Cologne (Germany), at the Université du Québec in Montréal (Canada), and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (France). He also attended master classes with Alvaro Pierri, Roland Dyens, Leo Brouwer, David Russel, José Tomas, and Oscar Ghiglia.

In September of 2009, Francisco made a successful record in Canada with the Naxos Company. His interest in contemporary music has lead him to remain in contact with great composers of our time, such as Luis de Pablo, José M. Sánchez Verdú, Cesar Camarero, and José Manuel López amongst others. He is also a member of the Zahir Ensemble. In addition, Francisco Bernier is a laureate of various foundations. In 2014, he was included in the top list of Spanish artists performing abroad with the help of the Ministry of foreign affairs (AECID). Francisco currently teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Seville. He is the Artistic Director of the Seville Guitar Festival and General Director of Contrastes Records (London).

Francisco Bernier

A finalist in the Concert Artist Guild of New York and recipient of more than twenty international prizes, including first prize winner at the prestigious International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga” in Alessandria (Italy), went on to perform in over 35 countries around the globe, in many prestigious venues. He has also performed with several orchestras.

M. Bernier began his musical studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Seville and he then moved to France to continue his musical studies at the Ecole Normale "Alfred Cortot" in Paris under the direction of Maestro Alberto Ponce. He received his Superior Diploma of Execution and Concert Performer with distinction by means of an unanimous decision by the jury. From 1998 to 2002, Francisco continued his excellent education at the Hochschule für Musik of Cologne (Germany), at the Université du Québec in Montréal (Canada), and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (France). He also attended master classes with Alvaro Pierri, Roland Dyens, Leo Brouwer, David Russel, José Tomas, and Oscar Ghiglia.

In September of 2009, Francisco made a successful record in Canada with the Naxos Company. His interest in contemporary music has lead him to remain in contact with great composers of our time, such as Luis de Pablo, José M. Sánchez Verdú, Cesar Camarero, and José Manuel López amongst others. He is also a member of the Zahir Ensemble. In addition, Francisco Bernier is a laureate of various foundations. In 2014, he was included in the top list of Spanish artists performing abroad with the help of the Ministry of foreign affairs (AECID). Francisco currently teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Seville. He is the Artistic Director of the Seville Guitar Festival and General Director of Contrastes Records (London).