1973: Patrice Duchemin is born in the Montérégie city of Iberville, near Montreal (Québec). He was 5, when he received his first piano lessons and at age 11, he composes his first pieces. He then moves to Montreal and enrols in the Classical Music program at Collège Marie-Victorin. Besides studying classical piano, he also explores the world of jazz piano with François Bourassa. He plays with several of the area's Big Bands and takes part in four musical comedies either on keyboard, piano or as conductor.