Andre was born and raised in Lacolle in Québec’s Montérégie region. André’s unwavering energy and refined style earned him a spot with ten piece band La Bottine Souriante with whom he toured more than 15 countries over the course of 10 years. Although his journey with La Bottine Souriante came to an end in 2006, André remained immersed in traditional music and he is currently playing with his former colleagues from La Bottine Souriante: Pierre-Luc Dupuis and Éric Beaudry in the group De Temps Antan. At the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in 2008, André took home top honours as “Canadian Grand Master”. By pushing the boundaries of music and by continuing to rise in the musical world, Andre’s passion for traditional Québécois music is equaled only by its irresistible desire to play the violin and to carry the soul of a deeply rooted historical and prestigious tradition.
André Brunet (QC)