Canada’s most active horn soloist, Montréal based Louis-Philippe Marsolais can be seen on stages all over the world. He shares his musical life between solo, chamber music and orchestral playing. His career took a giant leap when he became, in 2005, winner of three prizes at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. He was also an award-winner in other international competitions, including Geneva, Rovereto and Trévoux. Since then, he performed with most orchestras in Canada, and on tour in the United States and throughout Europe.
He is also very active as a chamber musician. With the Pentaèdre wind quintet, he has performed throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Since 2009, Louis-Philippe is also principal horn of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain and a frequent player of Les Violons du Roy.
His numerous solo, chamber music and orchestral recordings, mostly for ATMA Classics, have all received unanimous praises, as well as many awards. A curious musician, he explores all musical eras. His expertise on the baroque and natural horns brings him to perform with different ancient music groups, and his virtuosity on the modern instrument has inspired many composers to write works he premiered.
Louis-Philippe Marsolais is horn professor at the music faculty of Université de Montréal. He also teaches at the Domaine Forget Summer Academy and is a member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society since 2015.