Particularly interested in the music of his contemporaries, Jean-Guy Boisvert has frequently premiered new works by Canadian composers including the concerto 2000 et des poussières by Alain Perron; quintets by Tim Brady,Richard Gibson, Bengt Hambraeus, Bruce Mather, and Piotr Grella Mozejko; solo works with electronics by Alexandre Burton, David Eagle, Sean Ferguson, Keith Hamel, Christos Hatzis, Alcides Lanza, Jean Piché, Bruce Pennycook and Scott Wilson. He has also premiered or recorded numerous solo and chamber-music works. Whenever he can, he enjoys working on new music with the composers themselves or their preferred performers.
Jean-Guy Boisvert has extensively performed the more traditional repertoire with the Alcan, Bozzini, Colorado, Laval, Arthur LeBlanc, Penderecki, and St John ’s string quartets, and with pianists Valentin Bogolubov, David Despringres, Marc Durand, Suzanne Goyette, Jean Marchand, John Newmark, and Lorraine Prieur, among others. More recently, he has developed a keen interest in performance on period instruments.
A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières and London ’s Guildhall School of Music, Jean-Guy Boisvert holds a doctorate in contemporary music performance from the Université de Montréal . He has studied with Robert Crowley, Yona Ettlinger, Rafael Masella, Robert Marcellus, and with Suzan Stephens, with whom he worked on the choreographic works of Stockhausen, including Harlekin. Since July 2000, he has taught clarinet and saxophone at Université de Moncton.