BIOGRAPHY

Mathieu Harel

Mathieu Harel is associate principal bassoon of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal since 1998. After studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in the class of Rudolph Masella and Gerald Corey, he continued his formation at the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with Bernard Garfield. He also has held positions with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. He is teaching at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal since 2004. He also trained students at McGill University, Domaine Forget and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Recognized as one of the finest bassoonists of his generation, his elegant playing and warm personality also makes him a highly esteemed chamber musician.