Saint-Timothée-de-Beauharnois (Québec), 1952
Composer • Writer

Serge Provost was born in Québec in 1952 and studied at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Montréal, primarily with Gilles Tremblay, earning a First Prize in composition and analysis in 1979. He continued his education in France, first at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Claude Ballif, then at the College de France with Pierre Boulez, and broadened his skills in electroacoustics at IRCAM in Paris from 1995 to 1996. Notable recent works by Serge Provost include: From the Lake to the Sky (2009) for guanzi, guzheng, and orchestra (Commission: SMCQ); Journal d’une enfant rêveuse… 1935 (2010) for violin, processing, and video; Les vertiges de S. (2001) for cello, and processing (Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA).