A member of Pentaèdre since 2002, Louis-Philippe Marsolais’ exceptional technical mastery and musicality have brought inestimable richness to the ensemble.

Formerly Principal Horn with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Associate Principal Horn with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and Third Horn with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Louis-Philippe Marsolais currently serves as Principal Horn with the Orchestre Métropolitain. A renowned recitalist, concert performer and chamber musician, he performs regularly throughout North America, Europe and Asia. A winner of three prizes at the prestigious Munich Competition in September 2005, he has also received numerous awards at international competitions, including the Geneva Competition, Mozart Competition in Rovereto and the Trévoux International Horn Competition.

Photo of Louis-Philippe Marsolais
Credit: Martin Girard/Shoot Studio

As a soloist, he has performed on several occasions with the Montreal, Quebec, Trois-Rivières, Longueuil and Peterborough symphony orchestras, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Munich, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Zürich and Montreal chamber orchestras, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, Les Violons du Roy and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec.

Louis-Philippe Marsolais has cultivated a special interest in contemporary music and has premiered several works by Canadian, Swiss, German and French composers for solo horn, horn and band or for chamber music ensemble. He is also Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music of Université de Montréal.