Louis-Philippe Marsolais

After playing as principal horn with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, associate principal horn with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and third horn with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Louis-Philippe Marsolais is now principal horn with the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal.

Renowned recitalist, concert and chamber music musician, he performs regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. He was awarded three prizes at the prestigious Munich Competition in 2005, and also won numerous first prizes in national and international competitions, among which the Geneva Competition, the Mozart Competition of Rovereto and the Concours international de cor de Trévoux.

As a soloist, he performed with various symphony orchestras, such as Montréal, Québec, Trois-Rivières, Longueuil, Peterborough, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and chamber orchestras of Munich, Geneva, Neuchatel, Zurich and Montreal, the Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano, Les Violons du Roy and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ). At the Prix d’Europe 2001, his interest for contemporary music won him first prize from the Canadian Music Center, awarded to the best performance of a canadian work. Since then, he premiered several works by Canadian, Swiss, German and French composers, for solo horn, horn and tape and small chamber ensembles.

Louis-Philippe Marsolais is professor at the music faculty of Université de Montréal.