At a very young age, Bruno Roussel was admitted in Patrick Roux’s guitar class at the Hull Conservatory of Music, where he would obtain two Prix avec grande distinction; the first in classical guitar, the second in chamber music. He then completed his Master’s degree with Benjamin Verdery at the Yale School of Music under full scholarship.
Bruno has performed as a soloist and as part of chamber music ensembles for the Ottawa, Montreal, New-England and Hartford guitar societies, the Domaine Forget Summer Festival, Radio Canada’s radio, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, New York’s 92nd Street Y, the Shangai Performance Centre, the Shangai International Arts Festival, and many others.
Bruno has also made a name for himself in competitions: he won the Guitare-Drummond competition on two occasions and was awarded first prize at the Canadian Music Competition in 2007. He was also awarded the coveted Eliot Fisk Prize of the Yale School of Music, given to an outstanding guitarist whose artistic achievement and dedication have contributed greatly to the department.
Passionate about chamber music, Bruno is also a founding member of the Trio Alla Grande, which, by creating new original arrangements, is broadening the repertoire for guitar trio. His arrangements are published at les Productions d’Oz.
By regularly receiving study grants, he has been able to attend many festivals and guitar events where he has had the opportunity to study with some of the most prominent guitarists of the day, namely Hubert Käppel, Manuel Barruecco, Fabio Zanon, Pavel Steidl and David Russell.