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Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. His most recent performances include concerts with l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, les Violons du Roy, the Cirque du Soleil, the jazz group InSpirations, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, as well as with the singers Pierre Lapointe, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright.
His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: solo organ; “Impressions” for organ, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass and percussions; “Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre” with the OSM (Juno Award 2016); “Punkt” with Pierre Lapointe; “André Gagnon Baroque” for harpsichord and symphony orchestra.
Jean-Willy Kunz holds a doctorate in organ performance from McGill University. He is organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.
WIth guest artist, CBC personality Bill Richardson narrating Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals!