A native of Ottawa, Louis Trépanier studied under Patrick Roux at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Hull, graduating in 1998 with the Prix en Guitare. Louis has further studied both privately and in master classes with: Sergio Assad, David Russell and Fabio Zanon. He has also studied jazz with Canadian composer and guitarist Roddy Ellias.
Trépanier has performed often on CBC radio and Radio-Canada both as soloist and with the CGQ. His arrangements of orchestral masterworks for the CGQ have received fantastic reviews and have set a new standard in guitar quartet transcription. These and Trépanier’s own compositions are published by Les Productions d’Oz under the special CGQ collection.
He has adjudicated guitar competitions at the provincial, national and international levels and is also known for his dynamic style of teaching in masterclasses. Trépanier is a member of the Donkin/Trépanier piano-guitar duo, with his wife Catherine Donkin. Louis has previously taught at both Laurentian University and Cambrian College in Sudbury. He is currently Coordinator of the Guitar Sector at the University of Ottawa’s School of Music.