Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk

Conlin is Métis originating from the Red River settlement region. He is a professional folk and classical musician, and a JD candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Music in classical voice performance from the University of Ottawa.

Conlin draws artistic inspiration from his passion for music and his Métis heritage: fusing Métis folk traditions with an eclectic mix of musical genres and styles. He is renowned for his evocative delivery of classical, folk and original songs. Past performances include the role of “Tree Spirit” in the Unsettled Scores opera production Canoe, and as a singer/guitarist with his three siblings in the Métis Fiddler Quartet.

In addition to his performance practice, Conlin has worked extensively as a presenter and workshop facilitator in schools where he strives to inspire young people to engage with Métis culture through the arts.