Louis-Philippe Marsolais

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Canada’s most active horn soloist, Montréal based Louis-Philippe Marsolais can be seen on stages all over the world. He shares his musical life between solo, chamber music and orchestral playing. His career took a giant leap when he became, in 2005, winner of three prizes at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. He was also an award-winner in other international competitions, including Geneva, Rovereto and Trévoux. Since then, he performed with most orchestras in Canada, and on tour in the United States and throughout Europe.

Louis-Philippe has been principal horn of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2009 and a frequent player of Les Violons du Roy and the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra. He is also very active as a chamber musician. With the Pentaèdre wind quintet, he has performed throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe and Middle East. His numerous solo, chamber music and orchestral recordings, mostly for ATMA Classique, have all received unanimous praises, as well as many awards. His most recent CD, featuring the Mozart Horn Concertos, received last year an Opus Prize, for best classical, romantic, post-romantic and impressionist album. A curious musician, he explores all musical eras. His expertise on the baroque and natural horns brings him to perform with different ancient music groups, and his virtuosity on the modern instrument has inspired many composers to write works he premiered. Louis-Philippe Marsolais is horn professor at the music faculty of Université de Montréal. He also teaches at the Domaine Forget Summer Academy and has been a member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society from 2015 to 2020.

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