Bassoonist Mathieu Lussier’s latest recording concludes a series of three ATMA discs dedicated to the bassoon music of François Devienne. The six trios opus 17 included here are among the body of works by this important composer who contributed much to the repertoire for the bassoon. Devienne was a major figure in the Parisian musical world of the last 20 years of the 18th century and one of the founders of the Conservatoire de Paris.
A versatile musician with an inquiring mind, Mathieu Lussier energetically and passionately promotes the Baroque bassoon as a solo instrument throughout North America and Europe. He has performed as a bassoonist with such ensembles as Arion (Montreal), Les Violons du Roy (Quebec City), and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto). Since 2007, he has been artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.