St Brendan's Trio is a new chamber music ensemble based in Quebec City. Exploring primarily the classical and baroque repertoires, the trio also performs its own arrangements of traditional music from Celtic traditions.

Lawrence O’Hearn – Baroque oboe
Eline Brock – Violin
France Dupuis – Cello

St Brendan’s Trio saw its creation in the context of a series of organ recitals held at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec in 2015. Lawrence O’Hearn, Eline Brock and France Dupuis, three versatile artists from varying musical backgrounds, were invited to perform together for the first time. In October of that same year, their musical bonding led them to their first recording of various chamber music by Mozart and Haydn.

Lawrence O'Hearn  Baroque oboe and tin whistle

Born in Ontario, Lawrence O'Hearn discovered his passion for traditional and classical music early in his adolescence. Early in his 20s, Lawrence was an active member of the traditional music scene in Galway, Ireland. Lawrence would later complete his baroque oboe studies in France at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Dance in Lorient. Upon his return to Quebec, he released his most recent album, Si l'hiver peut prendre, which includes a wide range of traditional tunes from Québec, Ireland, Scotland and Acadia, as well as a few of his original compositions.

Eline Brock Violin

A native of British Columbia, Eline Brock has lived and made music in Quebec for nearly 30 years. An alumi of the National Youth Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra (USA), she has been a member of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra for over 25 years and has played with a number of chamber music ensembles including les Violons du Roy and le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.

France Dupuis Cello and mandolin

Experienced musician and pedagogue France Dupuis perfected her skills in Quebec and the USA. She performed in symphonic orchestras, including the Glacier Symphony and the Montana Summer Symphony, and performed in classical and Celtic ensembles. She also participated in many vocal and instrumental recordings, including some of her own compositions. She continues to teach music in her private studio and occasionally does arrangements for ensemble concerts.