Francis Brunet-Turcotte earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montreal in Bruno Perron’s class. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree (classical guitar) with Alvaro Pierri at Laval University. In 2008, he obtained a college diploma from Saint-Laurent CEGEP where he studied both classical and jazz guitar with Marc Deschênes (classical) and Yvan Lemelin (jazz). Francis is the recipient of many prizes as a soloist. He placed third in the final of the 2008 Canadian Music Competition, first place at the « Vallée des champs » music competiton in 2007 and took eighth place at the « Bas-Richelieu » classical music competition in 2006. He also teaches guitar in private and group sessions.