University of Quebec Montreal
Société de musique contemporaine du Québec
Artist's BiographyThierry Champs is Professor of Music at the University of Quebec in Montreal since 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in interpretation with research oriented in playing trumpet with balance and ease of interpretation in relation to repertoire.
Trumpetist Thierry Champs holds a privileged place in the Montreal music scene. His precise playing and masterful technique as well as his artistic sensibility led him to work with the best in his profession. In the past, he has played with the Socit de musique contemporaine du Qubec as principal trumpet, the Montral and Longueuil symphony orchestras, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens. Thierry played in concert with notable Qubcois showmen Gregory Charles and Martin Deschamps.
He is also the founder and a current member of the brass and drum sextet Magnitude6, a contemporary music ensemble. In addition to his academic training, Thierry has studied with world famous musicians such as: Maurice Andr, Robert Astre, Eric Aubier, Jean Sibra, Christian Pollin, Manon Lafrance, Joe Burgstaller, Jean-Louis Chatel. He has also performed in masterclasses with Antoine Cur, Guy Touvron, Alain Trudel, Sergei Nakariakov, Walt Johnson, Wayne Bergeron.
Thierry holds a masters degree with grande distinction lunanimit from the Conservatoire de musique de Montral. While in France, he also obtained a Trumpet performance Diploma from Conservatoire de Versailles and a Cornet Performance Diploma from Conservatoire de Bayonne.
Thierry has earned a solid reputation as an educator regularly giving master classes in Canada and Mexico. He also hosts numerous workshops including a workshop on stress management performance.