Julien Grégoire, percussion holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees from the Université de Montréal. He currently teaches percussion at the Cégep Marie-Victorin in Montréal, Cégep Lionel-Groulx in Ste-Thérèse, and at the Université de Montréal. A renowned percussionist, he has become a reference in the field of contemporary percussion. He made his debuts in the ‘80s with Les Événéments du Neuf and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, in which he still plays.
Grégoire has recorded 30 albums, either in chamber ensembles or as a soloist, and has been on as many tours with various ensembles. He performs and records regularly with flutist Guy Pelletier, under the name Traces. Grégoire has worked with several orchestras, including the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, the Laval, Trois-Rivières and Montérégie Symphony Orchestras, and the Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra. He has also performed with several ensembles, including I Musici and Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and concert organizations such as ACREQ, Codes d’accès and Chants Libres. His other fields of interest include music for dance and theatre, and improvised music. He is a founding member of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and of the Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble.