Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, double bassist Vincent Gendron received his Advanced Studies Diploma II from the Trois-Rivières Music Conservatory before continuing his studies in the United States. He completed his Masters in performance at Boston University where he received the Dean's Scholarship of the School for the Arts. He spent two summers at the Tanglewood Music Center and at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He came second in the 1995 Canadian Music Competition and first in 1996 (strings), and won the Bronze Medal of the Governor General of Canada in 1994.
Vincent Gendron has performed with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Florida and was a member of the Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra. Vincent joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra in December 1998 at age 23.