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Particularly interested in 20th-century music, Jean-Guy Boisvert has often premiered Canadian works. His enthusiastic approach to new music had led to hundreds commissions to famed Canadian composers.
After two soloists CD’s Zodiaque and Amours, he records with the Bozzini quartet, Le livre des mélancolies (works by Tim Brady, Piotr Grella-Mozejko and Jean Lesage) and with flutist Christiane Laflamme and pianist-harpsichordist Jean-Willy Kunz, Duo a suite of miniature works by French composers Charles Koechlin, Eugène Bozza, Jean Cartan, Jean Rivier and Florent Schmitt.
Jean-Guy Boisvert has performed extensively the more traditional repertoire with Alcan, Bozzini, Colorado, Laval, Arthur Leblanc and Penderecki quartets, pianists Valentin Bogolubov, David Despringres, Marc Durand, Suzanne Goyette, Jean Marchand, John Newmark and Lorraine Prieur among others. Jean-Guy also has a keen interest in performing lesser known repertoire from the early days of the clarinet on period instrument.
A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec 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 such diverse musicians as Robert Crowley, Rafaëlle Masella, Yona Ettlinger, Robert Marcellus and Suzan Stephens with whom he especially worked on the choreographic works of Stockhausen, including Harlekin.
Main upcoming creative projects for 2017-2018
Je vous ai vue rêver by Isabelle Panneton and Alas my love by François-Hugues Leclair, with the Tesla String Quartet.
Hommage à José Evangelista, miniature works including the choreographic work Tierkreis - Zodiac by Karlheinz Stockhausen, with pianist Philippe Prud’homme.
La belle aventure, 84 short works for young clarinetists composed by 17 composers from all regions of Canada.