François Vallières was admitted to Sonia Jelinkova’s class a the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, and later studied viola with Robert Verebes and André Roy. In 2002, he received the Prix avec Grande Distinction.
The following year, he moved to the United States to further his studies with James Dunham, the renowned chamber musician and teacher at Rice University in Houston. He had the opportunity to participate in the Tanglewood Music Festival and play under such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur and Seiji Ozawa.
Besides being a versatile chamber player, François Vallières is a member, music librarian and production manager of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Ensemble Chorum. Furthermore, he regularly performs in the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Violons du Roy.