Benoît Côté received his composition prize from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2005. He also has a PhD in music from the Université de Montréal. A versatile artist, he composes music for theatre, dance and advertising. In addition, he has received commissions from the ECM+, Code d’accès, the Alizé flute ensemble, New Music Concerts in Toronto, the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec for the piece La Fugue, Opus Prize for best children’s production in 2010, which has already been presented over a hundred times in Quebec and abroad.
In 2006, he won a first SOCAN Foundation composition prize for his play Tell Me Something, as well as a second SOCAN Foundation prize for his play Pan-toutt in 2008. He was nominated in 2007 for the Opus Prize for Creation of the Year for his play Les Chiens.
A versatile musician, he was invited to the Festival en Chanson de Petite-Vallée 2007 as an artist in residence. Since 2005, he has been involved in concert theatre trials, for which he has been author, scriptwriter and director.