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- Louis-Philippe Bonin (CEGEP Saint-Laurent / Conservatoire de Musique de Rimouski)
Louis-Philippe Bonin is a saxophonist and pedagogue performing regularly in concert as a soloist or in chamber music both on the local and international scene. Classically trained by Jean-François Guay at the University of Montréal, his passion for his instrument and its repertoire brings him to take extensive courses with Timothy McAllister at the University of Michigan and with other great European solists (Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Wirth …). He attends numerous prestigious events such as the World Saxophone Congress (France, Scotland), the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Thailand), the Saxophone European University (France) and the Arosa Saxophone Course (Switzerland).
Frequently invited as a soloist, he has performed with organizations such as the Moldova Philarmonic Orchestra, the "Orchestre à vent non identifié" (OVNI) and the Société de musique contemporaine (SMCQ) with whom he tours in a child’s concert called "Les Fonoformies" as well as to take part in a concert celebrating the music of important Quebec composers with Ensemble Saxologie, a saxophone quartet he founded in 2012.
Active as a pedagogue, he is regularly asked to work as a jury and clinician with numerous organisations such as the “Fédération des Harmonies et Orchestres Symphoniques du Québec” (FHOSQ), MusicFest Quebec, the “Festival de Musique du Royaume” and the “Camp Musical du Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean”.
As of now, Louis-Philippe is a saxophone teacher at the Saint-Laurent College in Montréal.