Simon Duchesne is from La Tuque in Haute-Mauricie. At a very young age, although extremely interested in guitar, Simon undertakes classical piano studies. At the end of adolescence, his interest for classical guitar will prevail. He will begin interpretation studies in Trois-Rivières, and then in Montreal, where he will obtain a Bachelor’s degree in music at UQAM under the direction of Alvaro Pierri, followed be a Master’s degree in interpretation at the University of Montreal under the direction of Peter McCutcheon. UQAM will then accept him in its’ Ph.D. program: Études et pratiques des arts. On top of Forestare, he is a member of the classical guitar duo Con Fuoco (with Hugo Larenas). Musician of ecclectic influences, he appeared in multiple musical projects, on electric or classical guitar: le Quatuor Mains Libres, Eden106 (electro-rock), le Trio de guitares contemporain, L’Hexacorde (contemporary classical music), Nicolas Maranda (singer-songwriter) and Robert Marcel Lepage (composer). He also refines his talents as singer-songwriter with the rock band: Les Voisins d’en dessous. Simon teaches the guitar at Collège Stanislas in Montreal.