Isère (France), 1980
Performer (organ)

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. In addition to playing both with the Orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

His most recent performances include concerts with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, les Violons du Roy, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, as well as with the singers Pierre Lapointe, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright.

His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: solo organ; Impressions for organ, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass and percussions; Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre with the OSM (Juno Award 2016); Punkt with Pierre Lapointe; André Gagnon Baroque for harpsichord and symphony orchestra.

Jean-Willy Kunz is organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.