Over the past 35 years, Marie Josée Simard has become an internationally renowned percussionist, performing in Canada,Mexico, France, Poland, and Belgium, and on tours in Korea and China. Her deep commitment to the advancement of her discipline has captured the attention of well-known composers, including Pierre Max Dubois, Clermont Pépin, Denis Gougeon, Gilles Tremblay, Jacques Hétu, Serge Arcuri, Gilles Bellemare, François Dompierre, Maya Badian, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Pétros Shoujounian, Alain Thibault, Rachel Laurin, TimBrady, Charles Papasoff, Karen Young, François Bourassa, Michel Lysight, Payton MacDonald, Gabriel Thibaudeau, and François Richard. She herself has contributed to the repertoire of chamber music for percussion by preparing transcriptions of more than 20 pieces for marimba, vibraphone, and percussion instruments. Marie Josée Simard has been a guest soloist with the Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Kitchener-Waterloo orchestras, and with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, and she has toured Quebec with the Amati string ensemble, the celebrated string orchestra Les Violons du Roy, and the SMCQ (withwhom, in 2009, she performed Triojubilus in homage to its composer, Gilles Tremblay). Recently she has branched out in a newdirection,making a remarkable debut in the jazz world by founding the trio En Trois Couleurswith two celebrated pianists, François Bourassa and Yves Léveillé.