Born in Montreal, Stéphane Lévesque has held the position of Principal Bassoon with the OSM since 1998. He has also held principal positions with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan. Mr. Lévesque has appeared as a soloist on several occasions with the OSM as well as with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the New World Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, and the U.S. Army Orchestra. He has given master classes in numerous institutions throughout the world, including the Curtis Institute, the National School of Music in Mexico City, the Conservatoriums in Adelaide and Sydney in Australia, and the Conservatoire supérieur de musique de Lyon. Stéphane Lévesque graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and obtained a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Stephen Maxym and Frank Morelli.