Maxim Cormier is known to audiences both as a “genre-defying guitar virtuoso” and an award-winning composer. With training in classical, jazz, and world music, Maxim strives to reimagine what guitar mastery can sound like. He has been a regular at Celtic Colours, playing with his father Gervais, since 2010 and released his debut album after receiving the Festival Drive’ers Association Big Sampie award in 2012. Maxim has released five recordings since then, all of which were nominated for or won awards, including Maxim & Gervais Cormier: Live at the Fortress of Louisbourg which took home two 2021 East Coast Music Awards. Live at the Fortress of Louisbourg was recorded during Celtic Colours with Gervais, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist from Chéticamp who has been performing and writing music since he was in his teens. Maxim and Gervais will join forces again this year.