FEQ Awards Winners

When the Prix international de la chanson francophone was created in 1989, Festival d'été de Québec's purpose was to pay tribute to creators and organizations who ensure the French song.

Three annual prizes are now awarded.

Previous Winners

Espoir FEQ presented by Gouvernement du Québec

The Espoir FEQ Award winner is determined by a comittee of professionals from music industry*. The selection criterias are the exceptional nature of the artistic proposal, scenic performance quality, potential international influence and the general enthousiasm raised by the artist.

The Espoir FEQ winner is awarded :

  • A Sirius XM-FEQ Bursary of $10,000 in cash
  • Appearances in various festivals all over the year, thanks to a partner network including: the Printemps de Bourges, the Festival International de Louisiane, the Ottawa BluesFest, Field Trip in Toronto and TANDEM in Tokyo.

The two other nominees are awarded a 1,000$ bursary each from Sirius XM.

2018 comittee : Michel Côté, Programming Director Grand Théâtre de Québec, Alex Pouliot, CEO Artifice, Geneviève Côté, General Director SOCAN, Catherine Genest, journalist Voir and, from the Festival d’été de Québec, Louis Bellavance, Programming Director, Arnaud Cordier, Music Programmer and Catherine Jalbert, Music Programmer.

2019 Finalists

Hubert Lenoir

Zach Zoya


Congratulations to Jane Birkin for The Tribute Miroir Award given by the Festival for an exceptional career.

Prix FEQ Award

The Prix FEQ Award, presented by the Festival’s programmers since 2010, recognizes and rewards young musicians with an original artistic approach. They're selected in various specialized professional gatherings or other festivals, nationally and internationally.

Ottawa Bluesfest

Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges