Antonin Bourgault

Saxophone

 

Antonin Bourgault began his studies with Sébastien Tremblay at the Gatineau Conservatory and then completed a Masters degree in classical saxophone with André Leroux at the Montreal Conservatory in 2019. Participating in different workshops, he also had the opportunity to learn with the masters Timothy McAllister, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Louis-Philippe Bonin.

As an interpreter, Antonin joined the saxophone quartet Ensemble Saxologie for the OSM’s Virée Classique in 2019 and played in the new music ensemble 333 ToutArtBel in a concert presented by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec in 2021. He also played with the Montreal Conservatory Orchestra as well as the Orchestre de la Francophonie in 2019.

Having a particular interest in new music, Antonin performed solo and ensemble works by contemporary composers such as Geneviève Ackerman, Jonathan Goulet, Daphné Hejebri, Corie-Rose Soumah, Renaud Madore and Hans Martin. His passion for contemporary music also prompted him to study instrumental composition with Jimmie Leblanc and electroacoustic composition with Nicola Giannini at the University of Montreal in the digital music certificate program. Antonin is active as an improviser on Montreal’s experimental music scene, playing with Dominic Jasmin and Victor Burton-Dallaire. His improvisations take place in acoustic, mixed and transdisciplinary contexts. In parallel with his practice as a performer, he composes electroacoustic and mixed music works.

Antonin’s experience as a teacher started during his teenage years in musical camps of the Outaouais region. He is currently teaching in many music schools in Montreal, such as Vincent-d’Indy and the Coopérative des professeurs de musique de Montréal. He is also the saxophone specialist at the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie and at the Cité-des-Jeunes secondary school in Vaudreuil-Dorion.