According to the Internet source given below, Francis Colpron is a Canadian recorder player. A recipient of several awards and grants from the Canada Council for
the Arts, the Dutch Government University Association and the Quebec Government, Francis Colpron studied at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands where he followed the teachings of such prominent masters as Marion Verbruggen
, Heiko ter Schegget (recorder) and Marten Root (traverso).
Already at a very early age, he played within the Ensemble de flûtes à bec de Châteauguay and toured with the group both in Canada and Europe. Later on, he perfected his skills at Laval University in Quebec City.
Besides teaching at the Université de Montréal, he is a regular guest of prestigious summer camps such as Amherst in the United States as well as Cammac and Lanaudière in Québec. He is also a regular guest of other ensembles such as the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Arcadia, Les Violons du Roy and the Nova Scotia Orchestra.
Photo: courtesy ATMA label.