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Montreal-born baritone François-Nicolas Guertin received his first musical training with the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal. He completed his graduate studies in classical singing at the Université de Montréal in the studios of Catherine Sévigny and John Fanning, and then worked in private in the classes of Marie Daveluy.

On opera stage, he sang the roles of Conte di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro)Marco (Gianni Schicchi), le Marquis de la Force (Les dialogues des Carmélites) and Achilla (Guilio Cesare) with the Atelier d'opéra de l'Université de Montréal, as well as Maisonneuve (Maisonneuve & Mance), and Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea - Les Boréades et L'Harmonie des Saisons).

In concert, he appears with Musica Orbium, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, Clavecin en concert, under the direction of Luc Beauséjour, as well as with Les Boréades, le Choeur St-Laurent, and in the chamber music concert series Serenata at St-John’s.

In recital repertoire, he received specialized training from internationally renowned musicians such as Susan Manoff and Rosemarie Landry. Through participation to various development programs, such as the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria, he had the honor to work great masters such as Julius Drake, Rudolph Jansen, Helmut Deutsch, Robert Holl and Elly Ameling, as well as François Le Roux, Sir Thomas Allen and Graham Johnson.

François-Nicolas is the 2013 recipient of the Fonds George Cédric-Ferguson (1st prize) for opera singers, as well as the Fonds Abbé Charles-Émile-Gadbois (1st prize) for French singing. He also received the support of the Fondation Jacqueline Desmarais pour les jeunes chanteurs d'opéra canadiens, as well as the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.