Louis-Philippe Marsolais

One of Canada's most active horn players, Montrealer Louis-Philippe Marsolais has been making his mark on stages worldwide for over 20 years. He divides his musical life between solo performances, chamber music, and orchestral work.

His solo career was launched in 2005 when he won three prizes at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. These awards were added to his long list of prizes and recognitions from international competitions in Geneva, Trévoux, and Rovereto. Since then, he has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Canada, the United States, and across Europe.

Louis-Philippe has served as Principal Horn of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2009 and is a frequent collaborator with Les Violons du Roy and the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal. He is also highly active as a chamber musician. As a member of the wind quintet Pentaèdre since 2003, he has performed throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. His numerous recordings, both as a soloist and chamber musician, have been praised by critics and have garnered several awards.

Marsolais is a curious artist, interested in all musical periods. His expertise on the natural and baroque horns has led him to perform with several early music ensembles, while his virtuosity on the modern horn has inspired numerous composers to write works specifically for him.

Louis-Philippe Marsolais is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal. He also teaches at the Domaine Forget Academy and has been the president of the Quebec Horn Association since its foundation in 2013.