Stéphane Lévesque

Stéphane Lévesque




Previous experience

National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa, principal bassoon (2003 – 2004)
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, principal bassoon (1997 – 1998)
New World Symphony, Miami Beach (1995 – 1997)

Academics and teachers

Masters, Yale University School of Music, with Stephen Maxym and Frank Morelli (1993 – 1995)
First Prize (bassoon and chamber music) Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, with Rodolfo Masella (1989 – 1993)
Banff Centre for the Arts, with Stephen Maxym (summers, 1992 – 1996)

Awards and scholarships

Winner of concerto competitions at Yale (1995) and at the New World Symphony (1997)
First Prize, OSM Competition (1994)
First Prize, Orchestre symphonique de Québec Competition (1994)

Other occupations

Bassoon professor and studio coordinator, McGill University
Faculty and guest artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Orford Arts Centre
Founding member of the Orford Winds

Anything else you want to share

I enjoy hiking, especially in the Canadian Rockies; I play ice hockey with some of my OSM colleagues; I love Japanese food; I have been a Metallica fan for a long time.

Favorite composers

R. Strauss, Stravinsky and Mozart

Favorite works

Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss
Gran Partita Serenade by Mozart
Le Sacre du Printemps by Stravinsky
Songs of the Auvergne by Canteloube