Denis Dion has a Master’s degree in composition from Laval University and a DMA from the University of Southern California. Recipient of several distinctions in Canada, the United States and Europe, he receives commissions from Canadian and foreign orchestras. He has taught at the Faculty of Music of Laval University and the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, and has been radio host for Chaîne culturelle de Radio-Canada.
Denis Dion is a composer and describes himself as an artist passionate about music and sounds. Up to now, he had the opportunity to work with great musicians from here and abroad and composed music for concert, film and television.
His work was awarded by the Quebec Music Council at the 2001 Opus Awards ceremony, receiving the Opus Creation of the Year award. In 2002, he received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to perform as a composer-in-residence at the Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra for the 2002—04 seasons.
At the 2005 Prix-Opus gala, the composer was rewarded twice with the Opus Creation of the Year 2003-04 and Composer of the Year 2003-04.
In 2011, he won the third prize at the Prix des collégiens en musique contemporaine and most recently the First Prize at the Quebec Music Competition CMC-Québec (Québécor) and the Artistic Creation Award for the Region 2012 awarded by the Conseil des arts et de lettres du Quebec.
In April 2008, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec premiered the multimedia story Le clan des oiseaux commissioned by the Quebec City 400th Anniversary Celebrations Society.
Denis Dion is a member of the Canadian Music Center and his music is published by Dobermann-Yppan Publishing, CMC Publishing, and Canadian National Conservatory of Music, Musical Discoveries Northern Lights.