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Pierre Schryer

Pierre Schryer
Canadian Celtic Fiddler

Pierre is one of Canada's leading traditional fiddlers. JUNO nominee, Canadian Folk Music nominee, and celebrated performer and producer, Pierre has established himself as a gem on the music scene among fans and fellow musicians. He was immersed from an early age in the Franco-Ontarian traditions of his heritage, through multiple fiddle competitions along with his triplet brothers. The Schryer Triplets recorded 2 albums and appeared several times on the "Tommy Hunter Show."

As a solo performer Pierre has received numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion. Over the last decade, Pierre has released six solo recordings on his own label, New Canadian Records, of which "Blue Drag" was honoured with a nomination at the 2004 JUNO Awards for best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, and "Mélange" was nominated at the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Instrumental Solo Album of the Year.

Pierre has shared the stage with many colleagues in the traditional music scene including Dermot Byrne, Martin Nolan, Quinn Bachand, Adam Dobres, Ian Clark, Brian Pickell, Julie Schryer, Pat O'Gorman, Nathan Curry, Brad Fremlin, Raynald Ouellet, Normand and Benoit Legault, Jake Charron, Duncan Cameron, Martine Billette, Joe Phillips, Andy Hillhouse, Jean-Francois Berthiaume and many more. He has performed with numerous symphony orchestras across Canada with his acclaimed Symphony Pops show.

Pierre is the creator and artistic director of the "Canadian Celtic Celebration", a three-day festival presented in Thunder Bay, Ontario each June. A native of Northern Ontarian, Pierre is proud to continue planting roots in the north with his wife, TBSO's prized trumpeter Merrie Klazek, and their 2 lovely children.