Based in Montreal, percussionist David Therrien Brongo has carved out a career as a performer, a pedagogue and a researcher. Recognized for his virtuosity, his musicality and his rigorous work ethic, he collaborates regularly with a number of ensembles; he holds the position of Timpanist and principal percussionist with the Orchestre de l’Agora and the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, and he is a founding member of Duo AIRS. From 2016 to 2023 he held the principal percussion position in Ensemble Paramirabo. David also plays in numerous other ensembles like the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.
David Brongo Therrien is a dynamic and invested pedagogue. He shares his knowledge and his passion for percussion at several prestigious institutions, most notably the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy. He is also the founder and coordinator of the Montreal Percussion Workshop, a summer stage dedicated to contemporary classical percussion music.
David obtained his doctorate in music performance from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University under the tutelage of Fabrice Marandola, where he conducted research, financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, pertaining to solo percussion works in Quebec. He previously studied at the Université de Montréal as well as at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Over the course of his career, David has earned several prizes and grants: fourth place at the 2021 Prix d’Europe competition, a grant from the Fondation Père Lindsay as well as various Prix Opus and JUNO award nominations with Ensemble Paramirabo. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in support of several of his projects.
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