Papacho Sirdey - Desgagnés
Founder of EMC/artistic director
Pianist, Composer, Teacher
Active on the Montreal and international music scene, he is the leader of the Papacho 4tet (original music) and is part of multiple ensembles such as the duo Sirdey / Lefebvre (jazz), Oh Gee's (groove), and Rodrigo Simoes' Brazilian Jazz project. .
A teacher for 15 years, he advocates the natural assimilation of musical skills through listening, imitation, playing, rhythm and intuition.
His mixed influences as well as a solid training (National School of Arts in Havana, American school of Modern Music in Paris and the University of Montreal) led him to work in several countries including Cuba, Spain, France. , Mexico and Canada and in multiple contexts allowing him to diversify his musical discourse.