Stanislas Germain

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Stanislas Germain 

Biography

Stanislas is surrounded by music since he can remember. From the ancient nursery rhymes that traveled all the way from France to America, to the rock’n roll stars of the sixties and beyond and the sounds coming from South America in old tapes inherited by friends of friends thanks to the multicultural landscape of Montreal.

 

While studying classic guitar at the Conservatory of Montreal he discovers music and musicians from the past centuries, there is something in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance that calls him: the sound of the lute. Responding to this call he completes a Lute Licentiate diploma at McGill University and later on a Master’s degree in Ancient Music at Montreal University.

 

The sound of these old instruments leads him to France where he does a workshop with the lute maker Franc Huber in 2006. He completes his first instrument: a baroque guitar that still plays in concerts everywhere. In 2011 he moves to Barcelona to study at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). There he has the opportunity to meet and study with great masters such as Xavier Díaz Latorre, Pedro Estevan, Monica Pustilnik and Francesc Garrigosa. He also studies the art of singing and playing the lute with Arianna Savall at the Conservatory of Bellaterra.

 

It is in Barcelona where he finds the path he wants to follow as a musician. He wants to take up the work of ancient jongleurs and troubadours that traveled the world listening and singing the richness contained in popular songs. His curiosity about all these sounds invites him to play with different groups of early music and world music. There he finds inspiration to start his solo career as a “Trobadour of modern times” singing and playing his lute. In 2016 he launches his first LP ¨The Dark Side of The Lute¨.

 

He continues singing and playing his Lute, making instruments and traveling among old archives and old traditions coming from all around the world.

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