“The Légère reeds finally gives me the opportunity to play different kinds of repertoire from classical to contemporary without having to change reeds between pieces. I love how they make my horn sound smooth and mellow in all the registers, no matter on which saxophone! Extended techniques like slap tonguing, multiphonics and circular breathing are easier to use with the great stability of the Légère Reeds.” – Louis-Philippe Bonin
Louis-Philippe BONIN is a saxophonist and pedagogue performing regularly in concert as a soloist or in chamber music, both on the local and international scene. He attends numerous prestigious events such as the World Saxophone Congress (Strasbourg, France), the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Bangkok, Thailand) and the Saxophone European University (Gap,France).
In June 2014, he was invited to perform for the Sax-Story International Saxophone Festival as a soloist with the Moldova Philarmonic Orchestra, making him the youngest saxophonists in Canada to perform on a professional level.
In 2015, he was invited by the SMCQ (Montréal Contemporary Music Society) to perform in a child’s concert called “Les Fonoformies” as well as to take part in a concert celebrating the music of important Quebec composers such as Claude Vivier, Gilles Tremblay, Philippe Leroux and John Rea with Ensemble Saxologie, a saxophone quartet he founded in 2012. In 2016, he will partake in the performance of Karel Husa’s alto saxophone concerto with the OVNI wind band.
Louis-Philippe is a Professor of Saxophone and chamber music in many institutions such as the St-Lawrence College in Montréal.