Daniel Gervais, the 2016 and 2011 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championship winner, has been playing the fiddle since the age of five. Daniel enjoys an active career with performances, teaching, and recording projects. He completed his studies in the Master of Music program at the University of Alberta.
Daniel had the opportunity to perform at the Olympic Games in London as an ambassador for Alberta culture. In May 2012, he went to New York for a reception at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. He toured with the Franco-Albertan dance troupe Zephyr at the Smithsonian Folklike Festival in Washington, D.C., Mondial des cultures in Drummondville, PQ, Folkmoot USA Festival in North Carolina and the Interfolk Festival in France.
Daniel is the first Albertan to win the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion award. He has received the Sylvie Van Brabant Award for Excellence in Artistic Creation (2010) from the Regroupement artistique francophone de l'Alberta and the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture Award (2007).
Daniel is a member of the duo Trad'badour with Roger Dallaire and the gypsy jazz ensemble Hot Club Edmonton with Clinton Pelletier. Hot Club won the Instrumental Album of the Year award at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards.