Particularly interested in 20th-century music, Jean-Guy Boisvert has often premiered Canadian works. His enthousiastic approach to new music had led to numerous commissions to famed Canadian composers.  Among those are the Concerto 2000 et des poussières by Alain Perron, quintets by Tim Brady, Richard Gibson, the late Bengt Hambraeus, François-Hugues Leclair, Bruce Mather, Piotr Grella Mozejko and Isabelle Panneton, solo works with electronics by David Eagle, Keith Hamel, Christos Hatzis, Alcides Lanza, Jean Piché, Bruce Pennycook and Scott Wilson. He has also premiered or recorded more than 50 solo and chamber music works.


In 1993, he records a first CD Zodiac (Stockhausen, Boucourechliev, Donald Steven and Bruce Pennycook). With support from Canada Council follows, in 2004, Amours, (premiere recording of solos by Canadian composers Denis Gougeon, Christos Hatzis, Jacques Hétu, Alcides Lanza, and the 1970’s eponyme work by Stockhausen), and in 2007 with the Bozzini Quartet, Le livre des mélancolies (Tim Brady, Piotr Grella-Mozejko and Jean Lesage). In 2013 his most recent CD with flutist Christiane Laflamme and pianist and harpsichordist Jean-Willy Kunz, Duo - Koechlin presents miniature works by French composers Charles Koechlin, Eugène Bozza, Jean Cartan, Jean Rivier and Florent Schmitt.


Jean-Guy Boisvert has performed extensively the more traditional repertoire with Alcan, Bozzini, Colorado, Laval, Arthur Leblanc and Penderecki quartets, pianists Valentin Bogolubov, David Despringres, Marc Durand, Suzanne Goyette, Jean Marchand, John Newmark and Lorraine Prieur among others.


A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec and London's Guildhall School of Music, Jean-Guy Boisvert holds a Doctorate in contemporary music performance from the Université de Montréal. He has studied with such diverse musicians as Robert Crowley, Rafaëlle Masella, Yona Ettlinger, Robert Marcellus and Suzan Stephens with whom he especially worked on the choreographic works of Stockhausen, including Harlekin.


He teaches clarinet, saxophone and chamber music at the Université de Moncton.

  • Hommage à la jeunesse : 100 short works for young clarinetists,  covering the first 6 years of studies at the instrument by the best canadian composers of today, including to date : Michalis Andronikou, Simon Bertrand, Éric Champagne, Derek Charke, José Evangelista, Richard Gibson, Nicolas Gilbert, André Hamel, Martin Kutnowski, François Hugues Leclair, Hope Lee, Robert Lemay, Jean Lesage, Mathieu Lussier, Bruce Mather, Samy Moussa, Norbert Palej, Alain Perron, Bruce Pennycook, Norbert Palej and Donald Steven...

    • publication with CD in 2017


  • Antoine Reicha : Grand Duo concertant, pour 2 clarinettes (si b et la ) et quatuor à cordes

    • Canadian premiere in ​ February 2018


  • Alexandre David : Rondel, pour 2 clarinettes (si b et la ) et quatuor à cordes

    • premiered in February 2018​


  • Richard Gibson, Winter Scenes, for clarinet and piano

    • premiered in January 2018 with pianist Philippe Prud'homme​

  • François-Hugues Leclair : Visages de la paix, pour clarinette et piano

    • premiered in January 2018 with pianist Philippe Prud'homme


  • François Hugues Leclair : Alas my love, with string quartet 

    •  premiered in March 2017 with Testa Quartet (USA)


  • Isabelle Panneton : Je vous ai vue rêver, with string quartet 

    •  premiered in March 2017 with Tesla Quartet


  • Richard Gibson : Légendes acadiennes (2014)

    • New Brunswick tour with Ventus Machina (March 2014)


  • D. Andrew Stewart : Biameral Mind, prologue, with real time sound analysis, 2010

    • Salla Rosa, Montreal, june 2010


  • Richard Gibson : Quintet (2007)

    • New Brunswick tour with St John String Quartet, February and March 2010


  • Sean Ferguson : An Culloch Bàn, for Clarinet and Computer,

    • ICA Convention, Vancouver

    • 4th Canadian tour   « About my friend Max » (6 provinces)


  • Laurie Radford : Deflector, for clarinet and digital signal processing, 2003

    • 4th Canadian tour « About my friend Max »


  • Scott Wilson : Brennen, for clarinet and digital signal processing,

    • ICA Convention, Vancouver

    • 4th Canadian tour « About my friend Max »


  • D. Andrew Stewart : Biameral Mind, with real time sound analysis,

    • 4th Canadian tour  « About my friend Max »


  • Robert Lemay : Reliefs, for solo clarinet, 2000

    •   3rd Canadian tour « Dialogue de l’ombre double »


  • Alain Perron : Cycle 3,  for solo clarinet,  2000

    •  3rd Canadian tour « Dialogue de l’ombre double »


  • Alain Perron : 2000 et quelques poussières, with string orchestra

    • Orchestre de chambre de Québec


  • Timothy Brady : Slow dances, with string quarte

    • Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Quatuor Bozzini


  • Bengt Hambraeus : Quintet - Remembering Reger,

    • Radio-Canada Concert , Euterpe string quartet, 1998


  • Bruce Mather : Quintette (1997),

    • Radio-Canada Concert , Penderecki String Quartet, 1997


    Piotr Grella-Mozejko : ...river to the ocean...

    • Radio-Canada Concert , Euterpe String quartet, 1996


  • David Eagle : Deepening through the silent spheres, with digital signal processing

    • 2nd Canadian tour 1995 « The interactive work »


  • Keith Hamel : Traces, with digital signal processing, 1994

    • 2nd Canadian tour 1995 « The interactive work »


  • Christos Hatzis : Melisma, for clarinet and drone, 1995

    • 2nd Canadian tour 1995 « The interactive work »


  • Alcides Lanza : ektenes III, for clarinet, tape and signal processing, 1995

    • 2nd Canadian tour 1995 « The interactive work »


  • Jean Piché : Sagittaire instantané, with DAT, 1993

    • 2nd Canadian tour 1995 « The interactive work »


  • Laurie Radford : Deflector, for clarinet and digital signal processing, 2003

    • 2nd Canadian tour 1995 « The interactive work »


  • Bruce Pennycook : Praescio IV, with digital signal processing,

    • ICA Convention in Quebec city


  • Denis Saindon : L’oiseau rouge, for MIDI wind controler  WX 7


  • Bédard, P. M. : 5 sonates for solo clarinet

  • Bédard, P.M. - Duo, for Bb and A clarinets


  • Bédard, P.M. Quintette à vent

  • Bellemare, G. - Argutie,  for chamber ensemblee


  • Bellemare, G - Zones, for chamber ensemble


  • Bertrand, S. - Mirlitonades, for solo clarinet, after Beckett


  • Bertrand, S - Trop-plein, for solo clarinet

  • Boisvert, J.G. -Trio pour un homme seul, with piano and cello

  • Bouchard, L. - Ire,  for double chamber ensemble


  • Burke, R. - Objet trouvé, for solo clarinet


  • Crossman, A. - Eulogy for caged animals,  piano and wind quintet

  • Deschênes, B. - Pyramide, improvised music, violin, viola and piano

  • Faubert, J. - Requiem sans paroles, piano and string quartet

  • Frenette, C. - 3 mélodies, for solo clarinet
  • Gougeon, D. - Clarinette-terre, with piano
  • Gougeon, D. - Voix dans la nuit, 4 clarinets, 2 sopranos and percussion
  • Lippe, C. - Sketch for clarinet and  IRCAM Music Workstation
  • Longtin, M. - Pépin.Gaboriau, Ferron, et les autres, for double chamber ensemble 
  • Lussier, A. - Sous la pommeraie,   for solo clarinet
  • Pilon, D. - Winnipeg, impressions de voyage, for clarinet quartet 
  • St-Onges, J. - 6 oeuvres minimalistes, with guitar, percussion, tuba and double bass
  • Santiago, A. - Undecassiona,  for chamber ensemble 

  • Shoujounian, P. - Horovele,  for solo clarinet