I consider Eugene a very accomplished and gifted musician who has achieved a very high level on an international stage. -Eli Kassner
Eugene Cormier is in high demand as a solo performer, chamber musician, accompanist, studio musician, adjudicator, and as a teacher.
Born in Corner Brook Newfoundland, Eugene received his Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Acadia University under the guidance of Ken Davidson. After completing his degree he travelled to Toronto, where he continued his guitar studies under the tutelage of world renown guitar teacher Eli Kassner. He has also attended masterclasses/studied with: David Russell, David Tanenbaum, Alvaro Pierri, Pavel Steidl, Dale Kavanagh, Hubert Kappel, Bruce Holzman & Stephen Robinson.
Eugene is currently Assistant Head of Music at Acadia University in Wolfville Nova Scotia and currently teaches Classical Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Rock History, Music Technology and Music Theory. He has adjudicated many festivals including the Canadian National Music Festival and given masterclasses at many guitar festivals including the Montreal Guitar Competition, Sauble Beach Guitar Festival and Iserlohn Guitar Symposium (Germany).
His guitar students are frequently top prize winners in many competitions. He is the Vice-President and co-founder of the Halifax Guitar Society and the Musical Engraver for the Guitar Foundation of America’s magazine ‘Soundboard’. In 2019 Eugene was nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award for Classical Recording of the Year, and won an East Coast Music Award for Classical Composition of the Year along with Derek Charke for Ex Tempore, the title track off The Charke-Cormier Duo’s debut CD.