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 several prizes including a Sirius XM-FEQ Bursary of $10,000 in cash, a custom made guitar, offered by Quebec stringed-instrument maker Pierre-Luc Asselin and appearances in various festivals all over the year, thanks to a partner network including: the Festival international de Louisiane, the Printemps de Bourges and the Ottawa BluesFest. The two other nominees are awarded a 1,000$ bursary each from Sirius XM.

* 2017 comittee : Louis Bellavance et Arnaud Cordier, Programming Director and Music Programmer for the Festival d’été de Québec, Michel Côté, Programming Director for the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Nicolas Houle, journalist Le Soleil and the musician Benoît Pinette (Tire le coyote).

2018 Finalists


Matt Holubowski


The Tribute Miroir Award

Created in 2009, the Tribute Miroir Award is given by the Festival d'été de Québec to award the exceptional career of an artist. 2017 winner : Claude Dubois.

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.

Festival international de la chanson de Granby

Festival International de Louisiane

Ottawa Bluesfest

Les Francouvertes

Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges