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Jean-Willy Kunz, organist

Jean-Willy Kunz is the Organist in Residence of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal at the Maison symphonique. His performances with the OSM include concerts conducted by Kent Nagano, Masaaki Suzuki, François-Xavier Roth, Vasily Petrenko, Juraj Valčuha, and John Storgårds. He has also performed as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy.

Jean-Willy Kunz’ interest and versatility in different styles of music are reflected in the various projects he has been involved with for the last ten years, and which shed new light on the pipe organ, including jazz music in duo with Branford Marsalis and with the Ensemble InSpirations, pop music with Pierre Lapointe, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, stage music with the Cirque du Soleil, contemporary music with the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec and with the Quatuor Bozzini, and baroque music with the Ensemble Caprice and with Les Boréades.


His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: Jean-Willy Kunz au Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique ; Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre with the OSM (which was awarded a Juno in 2016) ; Impressions with the Ensemble InSpirations (organ, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass, and percussion) ; The Pipes are Calling for organ and trombone ; Punkt with Pierre Lapointe ; André Gagnon Baroque for harpsichord and symphony orchestra.


He is organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, titular organist at the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.


Next concert

Saturday 23 October 2021, 7:30 p.m.

L’aube d’un nouveau monde


Opening for an academic celebration


Symphony no. 9 known as the New World


Sinfonia is trilled to welcome you to the first concert of their 20th season, appropriately themed on the joy of return.
Brahs's Academic Overture, a medley of student songs,
sets the jovial tone as a prelude to Dvorak's lyrical and festive New World Symphony. 

Prochain concert

Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cellist and composer

Recipient of the 2018 Prix d’Europe, the 2021 Choquette-Symcox Award and the 2017 Peter Mendell Award, Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy was ranked among the « 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 » by CBC Music in 2018. Two-times first prize winner at the Canadian Music Competition, he has performed as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Laval Symphony Orchestra and the « Ensemble Volte ». Dominique is a founding member of the Trio de l’Île and the Andara String Quartet performing throughout North America and Europe. He also joined the renowned Hochelaga Trio in 2018.

As a composer, Dominique won 3rd prize in the « Domicile Adoré » competition organized by the Fondation « Jeunesses Musicales Canada » in 2020. The Laval Symphony Orchestra also performed two of his compositions under the baton of Alain Trudel. He is a founding member of BOA experience, an instrumental music project of original compositions.

Dominique holds a master's degree in performance from the University of Montreal, where he studied with Yegor Dyachkov. He has attended several master classes, notably with Mischa Maisky, Alisa Weilerstein, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Hans JorgenJensen, Raphaël Wallfisch, Philippe Muller and Richard Aaron.

He plays on a David Tecchler cello (1704) and a Pierre Simon bow (c. 1855), kindly provided to him by the Canimex Inc. company of Drummondville (QC), Canada.

Our concert series


Our Symphonic Pleasures concert series offers you the chance to experience or relive unforgettable musical moments. Sinfonia offers you a repertoire of famous works accessible and known to all: great symphonies, arias from famous operas, or even film scores… A golden opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of a symphony orchestra.

Saturday, October 23 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montreal

Opening for an academic celebration

Concert piece to be determined

Soloist to be confirmed


Symphony no. 9 known as the New World


Looking for the rare and hidden pearl of symphonic music? Sinfonia offers you a series of Symphonic Discoveries concerts during which you can come and listen to works rarely performed, but which have just as marked their history. Take advantage of these concerts to let yourself be surprised by these little-known treasures.

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montreal

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.


Violin Concerto # 1

Soloist: Edgar Donati, violinist, 2019 Laureate of the Lanaudière Competition Festival. 


Symphony no. 10

Resumption on Sunday March 27, 2022

in the afternoon at the Rolland-Brunelle room in Joliette



There are classic works that we never tire of listening to. How about reliving the unique experience of seeing the greatest symphonic works performed on stage by Sinfonia? The Rendez-vous Symphonique is a series of unmissable concerts, giving new life to the compositions which have marked the history of music and which continue to move us!


Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montreal

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Symphony no. 5



With great harmonic richness, the works for choir and orchestra are greatly appreciated. The Symphonic Voices concert series brings together on a single stage Sinfonia, vocal ensembles and renowned lyrical artists, and offers you high quality concerts. Come live a vibrant and unforgettable experience!

Symphonic House

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8:00 p.m.




Requiem (Levin edition)


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