Born in the eastern townships, clarinettist Nicolas Tremblay was at age 18 a member of the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra. He went on to study at McGill University and completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Sherbrooke University. He then obtained his Master of Music degree in Bloomington at Indiana University, where he was the recipient of two bursaries while studying with renowned Canadian soloist James Campbell. Nicolas has performed in numerous formations in Canada and the US and recorded for the CBC and Radio-Canada. He has also played with the NAC Orchestra, the Camerata Ensemble, the Estrie Chamber Orchestra, the Chicoutimi Symphony, and the McGill Symphony. He is a member of the Ottawa Symphony and is a founding member of the /Prism/ensemble. Nicolas teaches at Carleton University and is also musical and artistic director of the Outaouais Youth Symphony Orchestra.