education and diplomas
2011 Master of Music, Sound Recording
- Montreal, Quebec (profs : George Massenburg, Steve Epstein, Jeff Wolpert, Richard King, Wieslaw Woszczyk, Martha De Francesco)
2007 Minor in Sound Technology
- Montreal, Quebec (profs : Gary Scavone, Marcelo Wanderley)
2003 Bachelor of Music, Classical Piano
- Montreal, Quebec (profs : Marina Mdivani, Eugene Plawutsky)
1998 D.E.C, Jazz Piano
- Montreal, Quebec (prof : Lorraine Desmarais)
1995 Studies in Classical Piano
Conservatoire de musique
- Montreal, Quebec (profs : Alicia Campos, Madeleine Bélanger)
Experience related to music
2011 Freelancer sound engineer, mixer and producer (until now)
As a freelancer (Gourgane Productions), produce, record, edit and mix various performances of amateur, student and professional artists. Projects include classical, jazz and pop music recording and mixing, as well as film, television and radio editing and mixing.
2009 Sound engineer, mixer and producer (until 2011)
Record and mix student and professional concerts in venues such as Redpath Hall, Pollack Hall, MMR and Tanna Schulich Hall. Produce, edit and do post-production of major events like McGill Opera, McGill Symphony Orchestra, McGill Sinfonietta and more than 50 regular concerts.
2004 Arranger and accompanist
Produce a musical arrangement for a medley presented at the variety show Star Académie. Coach the Quebec adaptation of the musical Rent presented at Olympia Theatre.
1999 Disc seller (until 2002)
Participate in the opening of the new branch of Archambault in Brossard (in charge of the jazz, classical and international sections). Purchase of new and classic releases.
1997 Piano teacher (until 2007)
Teach piano privately to beginner, intermediate and advanced students (jazz and classical).
1997 Organist (until now)
Accompany small and big ensembles on an 18 stops Casavant organ during various ceremonies presided in church, including regular masses, weddings, funerals and concerts. Coach the choir during weekly rehearsals.
Experience related to IT
2013 Freelance developer and analyst (until now)
As a freelancer (Gourgane Solutions), work on a wide range of projects, such as business intelligence, artificial intelligence, database development and application development.
2013 Web developer (until now)
Work as a full stack developer at Tootelo Innovations Inc. Develop various web sites and background processes. Manage projects and work as an active member of the R&D department.
2009 Analyst programmer (until 2013)
Actively participate in the establishment of a new playlist system for Groupe V Network. Assist the technical staff for the maintenance of broadcast tools such as switchers, graphic engines, etc. Program and integrate the station’s commercials and graphics. Design and animate graphical integrations using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.
2009 Webmaster (until 2010)
Create and maintain the website section of the McGill Audio Engineering Society (EAS). Participate in conferences and special events of the Montreal AES section. Administrate McGill sound recording website and mailing lists.
2007 Analyst Programmer (until 2009)
As a member of the Windows team for the service offered by CGI to Yellow Pages Group, develop, maintain and support various systems and applications related to the Yellow Pages directories, including canada411 website.