Performer (clarinet)

Well known for his consummate mastery of the instrument, his musicality and the clarity of his playing, André Moisan is one of the most brilliant clarinetists of his generation. He has been part of the music scene since 1977, making regular concert and radio appearances as a soloist and chamber player. His numerous concerts abroad, particularly at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Radio-Berlin, established him as a leading soloist. In the orchestral field, Mr. Moisan has worked under renowned conductors, mainly with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra. He first performed with the Orchestra in 1977, under Andrew Davis, and made his first solo appearance in 1997 with Charles Dutoit. Since May 1999, he has held the position of principal saxophonist and bass clarinetist with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and has been a professor of clarinet at University of Montréal since 1989. As well as teaching the clarinet at the University of Montréal since 1989, he has won numerous awards and was nominated four times for the Opus Award as a soloist, a chamber music player and a conductor.