Michel Bettez

Musical Excerpt

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision) / Peter Oundjian · Toronto Symphony Orchestra

A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich (Germany), Michel Bettez began working professionally at the Nuremberg Opera.

He has been principal bassoon of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 1984 and has held the same position with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval since 1990. A founding member (1989) of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, he was also a member of the Pentaèdre Ensemble for 10 years.

Michel Bettez taught bassoon at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal from 1993 to 2004. He currently teaches at the Université de Montréal. For the ATMA Classique label, he has recorded a solo CD titled Le Basson Romantique, which garnered excellent reviews. Michel Bettez has taken part in several tours with various ensembles in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia.