Richard Fortin

Juno and Gemini award nominee Richard Fortin is an accomplished composer, arranger, and producer whose work encompasses a broad spectrum of musical production including television, films and studio recordings.

Richard Fortin wrote music for Alliance Atlantis and he is also a recipient of two Gold albums from Sony and Universal as well as four awards from the U.S. for his music for films. His symphonic works have been performed in South, Central and North America. He has worked with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Michael Kamen, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Chet Atkins, Zamfir, Ray Cooper (percussionist for Madonna) and Alex Lifeson (Rush). He also worked on the album "Persona" featuring Eric Clapton and Yo Yo Ma.

Among others, Richard Fortin produced six-time Juno award winner Liona Boyd (Camino Latino), Patricia O'Callaghan and Elaine Overholt who was vocal trainer for Richard Gere and Renee Zellweiger in "Chicago". Liona Boyd has recorded some of his music on her albums: Persona, Encore, The Spanish Guitar, Dancing on the Edge and Camino Latino on which his music was performed by prestigious guitarists Steve Morse of Deep Purple and the legendary Al DiMeola.

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