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2011 Adjudicator

Classical music (orchestral instrument)
Jean-Francois Guay

Jean-Francois Guay has given concerts and master classes in Canada, USA, France, Italy and Belgium. He is often heard on the CBC FM network as a performer of contemporary saxophone music. Jean-François Guay is currently a member of the Quatuor de saxophones Nelligan with whom he has given many commissioned performances and made recordings. He plays regularly with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal and Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil.

He was President of the Organizing Committee of the 12th World Saxophone Congress and member of the International Saxophone Committee. He is currently President of the Association des Saxophonistes du Québec. Mr. Guay specialises in the performance of new music and many works have been written especially for him, both as a soloist or in combination with other instruments. He can be heard on Fidelio audio, Oratorio and SNE CD labels

Mr. Guay has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Québec Conseil des arts et lettres, Musicaction and SOCAN and can be considered one of Québec's premier saxophonists. He is currently professor of saxophone at the Université de Montréal, Marie-Victorin College and at the Domaine Forget summer music program from 1997 to 2003 (with Mr Jean-Marie Londeix). Jean François Guay is a Yamaha Performing Artist since 1997.

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