Jean Derome

Montréal, Québec, 1955
  • Composer
  • Performer (saxophones (alto, baritone, soprano), flutes (flute, bass flute, piccolo, alto flute, recorders), keyboards, small wind instruments (ocarinas, jew’s harp, game calls, toys…), percussion, invented instruments, voice)


One of the most active, creative and eclectic musicians on the Canadian music scene, Jean Derome has managed to earn the recognition of a large public, a rare feat in that field. As a leading creative force in Quebec and abroad, the prolific, multi-instrumentalist composer was awarded numerous prizes and honours, including the Freddie Stone Award (1992) for his creative work in Canada, the prestigious Career Grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2012-14) as well as three Opus prizes from the Conseil québécois de la musique (International Scene in 2001, Album of Contemporary Music for Musiques de chambre in 2016, and Event of the Year for “Année Jean Derome 15-16”, in 2017).



  • “Carte blanche” to Marie-Annick Béliveau
    • Music: Ana Sokolović
    • Stage direction: Frédérick Gravel
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