After winning the 2005 edition of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, Jérôme Ducharme began his touring carreer giving over 40 recitals and masterclasses across North America as part of the winner’s tour. In addition, Jérôme Ducharme won several prizes in international competitions: First prize at the 2003 Montréal International Competition, Third prize at the 2004 GFA competition and Third prize plus the prize of the public at the 2004 Guitare-Anthony International Competition in France. Mr. Ducharme performs and adjucates regularly for guitar societies, universities and festivals.
Mr. Ducharme holds a diploma from the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montréal and a doctorate degree from Université de Montréal. In 2003-2004, he spent a year studying under the guidance of Oscar Ghiglia and Stephan Schmidt in Switzerland.
Jerome Ducharme is currently a classical guitar instructor at the Schulish School of Music of McGill University in Montréal. Mr. Ducharme recorded a cd on Naxos label, praised by critics. He will soon appear on a cd featuring the music of Canadian composer Patrick Roux and will release his first solo dvd with the MelBay label this autumn.
Mr. Ducharme plays on a 2009 Daryl Perry guitar.
For more information, visit www.jeromeducharme.ca