Jean Chatillon

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Jean Chatillon

Jean Chatillon (born 1937) is a Canadian composer.

Chatillon was born of a family of musicians, in 1937, in Nicolet, Quebec. In 1951 he began to play piano and to compose. At first self-taught, then he undertook serious musical studies with the master Conrad Letendre in Montreal. In 1969, he founded the Music Section of the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and taught there until 1981.

After his retirement from teaching in 1981, he dedicated himself fully to his art.

He is very prolific and has written a large number of musical and literary works. He is an acknowledged composer at the Canadian Music Centre. In 2003, he was appointed professor emeritus by the University of Quebec.

In January 2004, he became a founding member of the Delian Society, which is dedicated to the Renaissance of tonal music.

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