Yves has played with Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” in Orlando, Florida from December 2004 to january 2008. In May 2009, he played with jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell the America's premiere of his concerto for two guitars and orchestra.
In 2001, Yves founded his group Yves Nadeau Expression, a band of 8 musicians. A grant from the Canada Council for the Arts made it possible for Yves to record the group’s first album, Tableaux, which has been available since June 2003.
Yves Nadeau got a bachelor’s degree in musical interpretation from the Université de Montréal in 1991, and has been dividing his time between his career as a professional musician and teaching music at College Marie-Victorin. Yves has been on the professional music scene since 1986 alternately as a studio musician, arranger, composer, producer, and bandleader. He has worked on different projects or played with musicians like Larry Coryell, Danny Gottlieb, Alain Caron, Michel Donato, James Gelfand, Paul Brochu, Jean-Pierre Zanella, André Leroux, Frédéric Alarie, Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr, and François Cousineau. Yves has also been appearing at JAZZ FESTIVALS all across Canada, in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Rimouski, Quebec City… either as leader of his own group or as accompanist for artists such as Oliver Jones, Carol Welsman, Paolo Ramos, Rémi Bolduc… to name but a few. On the popular music scene, he has played with world renown French and Canadian stars Patricia Kaas, Natasha St-Pier, Michel Rivard, Nanette Workman, Isabelle Boulay, and Bruno Pelletier. Yves has participated in a great number of recordings (radio, television, and albums), and has traveled to many countries on international tours (France, the Netherlands, Egypt, Israel, Senegal, Kenya, Haiti, and the US).