Bachelor's Recital: William Dorais, baritone

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 16:30to17:15
Strathcona Music Building Pollack Hall, 555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA
Free Admission

Class of Brett Polegato

Originally from Lévis, Quebec, baritone William Dorais completed a college diploma in music at Cégep de Sainte-Foy with mezzo-sopranos Lysianne Tremblay and Linda Dumont. He had the exceptional opportunity to be coached by pianist/musical and vocal director Claude Soucy, and to receive expert advice from renowned stage director and "heads of today's opera scene", François Racine. Winner of an award of excellence at the 2022 Cégep de Sainte-Foy Musical Expression Prize Gala, William particularly distinguished himself during his college studies by winning 1st prize in the "Voice (18 years)" category of the Canadian Music Competition. He was awarded McGill University's prestigious Schulich Scholarship, which allow him to complete a bachelor’s degree with renowned Canadian baritone Brett Polegato, and pianist/vocal coach Louise Pelletier. In 2023, William won 1st prize in his category at the Concours de La Relève Musicale de Québec, as well as the French melody prize sponsored by baritone Jean-François Lapointe and the prize awarded by jury president, Rachel Martel, for best stage presence in the "Master’s" category of the competition. The same year, he also won 1st prize in the "Classical Singing" category of the Sherbrooke Music Competition.

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