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Louis-Philippe Bonin

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After getting a master’s degree in performance (M.Mus.) from the Université de Montréal, Louis-Philippe continued his training, mainly by studying with Timothy McAllister of the University of Michigan, and also by participating in numerous events — including the Congrès Mondial du Saxophone (St. Andrews, Scotland and Strasbourg, France); the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Thailand); the Université Européenne du Saxophone (France); and the Arosa Saxophone Course (Switzerland) — at which, under the guidance of major European soloists, he developed his knowledge of the repertoire.

He has performed as guest soloist with the Orchestre Philarmonique de la Moldavie, the Orchestre à Vent Non Identifié, and the Société de Musique Contemporaine (SMCQ); he regularly plays with ensembles such as Code d’Accès and Groupe Le Vivier, and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur with Duo AIRS and the Ensemble SaxoLogie.

Well known as a teacher, he is regularly invited to serve as a jury member, and to lead clinics and master classes, by such organizations as the Conservatoire de Musique et d’Art Dramatique du Québec (CMADQ), the Fédération des Harmonies et Orchestres Symphoniques du Québec (FHOSQ), MusicFest Quebec, the Festival de Musique du Royaume, the Camp Musical des Laurentides, and the Camp Musical du Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean. In 2019, he founded the first Symposium de Saxophone, a series of training workshops organized in collaboration with all the conservatories in the province of Quebec. He also directs the Ensemble de Saxophones du Cégep de Saint- Laurent, the only community saxophone ensemble in Quebec.

Louis-Philippe is currently a professor of saxophone at the Cégep de Saint- Laurent and at the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski, as well as being an endorsing artist for Yamaha saxophones, Key Leaves (a device to stop keys sticking), and Légère Reeds.

Un Vélo, une Auto, un Boulevard et de la Neige
Louis-Philippe Bonin
February, 2020