A native of Quebec, Dominic Painchaud earned a Master's degree in performance from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and the Prix du Conservatoire de Musique du Québec (CMQ) in cello and chamber music. Winner of the National Music Festival in Saskatoon, he has received scholarships from, among others, Domaine Forget, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Sienne, Italy, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and McGill University. where he finished in 2011 a diploma of artist under the tutelage of Matt Haimovitz. He has also benefited from the teachings of renowned masters such as Walter Joachim, Timothy Eddy, Desmond Hoebig, Roland Pidoux, Philippe Muller, Étienne Péclard and Antonio Meneses.
Dominic Painchaud regularly performs as a chamber musician and has given concerts in Europe, Canada and the United States. He was also heard in solo accompanied by the CMQ Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Théâtre de Québec in October 2002 . As a member of Uccello, a group of eight cellos founded by his teacher Mr. Haimovitz, he recorded the album Meeting of the Spirit , nominated for the 2011 Grammy Awards (Best Classical Crossover Album), under the label Oxingale Records. They have also made several tours in the United States and gave performances broadcast among others by Radio-Canada. He has appeared regularly with pianist Nataliya Labiau since 2013 and since 2016 has been a member of the Trio Frontenac with pianist Suzanne Beaubien (CMQ teacher) and violinist Darren Lowe (OSQ solo violin, CMQ professor).
Dominic Painchaud is also a very versatile musician. Since 2008, he has used his talents as multi-instrumentalist for the fantasy diva Natalie Choquette. He is also a member of the Painchaud Quartet, winner of the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Performing Arts Competition, which he and his two brothers and sister form. Together they have performed for thousands of delegates across Canada and in several major cities in the United States, France and the Bahamas, and have participated several times in major events in Quebec City such as the National Day on the Plains of Abraham and the New Year celebrations on Grande-Allée in front of crowds of tens of thousands of spectators.