A versatile musician with an inquiring mind, Mathieu Lussier energetically and passionately promotes the bassoon and the Baroque bassoon as solo instruments throughout North America and Europe. Since 2007, he has been artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival. As a conductor, Mathieu Lussier will lead during the 2012-2013 Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, Arion Baroque orchestra as well as a production of Handel’s pastoral Acis and Galatea with the l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. His numerous solo recordings include almost a dozen bassoon concertos by Vivaldi, Fasch, Graupner, Telemann, and Corrette as well as, among others, three albums of music for solo bassoon by François Devienne. He has composed more than 30 works, many of which are regularly performed in concerts in North America, Europe, and Australia.