David Montreuil

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, violist David Montreuil began his musical journey as a violinist before falling in love with the viola while beginning university. Throughout the years, he has had the opportunity to attend festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and School, the McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Schiermonnikoog Music Festival, the Netherland String Quartet Academy, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar, in which he was assistant principal viola. Mr. Montreuil was the winner of the 2023 Golden Violin Award and has been a prizewinner in the 2023 McGill Chamber Music Competition. He was a semi-finalist in the 2022 and 2023 Prix d’Europe Competition and in the 2023 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. 

Since 2022, Mr. Montreuil has been a member of the Stelios String Quartet, an ensemble founded with three friends from the Schulich School of Music. The quartet has worked closely under the guidance of André Roy. They have also received coaching from esteemed pedagogues such as Gerhard Schulz, Valentin Erben, Min-Jeong Koh, Mathieu Herzog, David Finckel, the Danel String Quartet, and the Calidore String Quartet. The quartet has been a finalist in the 2022 McGill Chamber Music Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2023 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He was the recipient of a Lloyd Carr-Harris scholarship (2018), the MacLeannan String Graduate Award (2019), and the Student Excellence Fellowship (2019). 

Mr. Montreuil holds a bachelor’s degree, graduate diploma, and master’s degree in Viola Performance from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where he studied with Mr. Roy. He is currently pursuing an artist diploma.