Bassoons

Françoise Henri has been working in the classical music scene for 25 years. Bassoonist in several ensembles including the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières and the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens, she successfully combines her career as a performer with the duties of Manager.

Sensitive to music education among young musicians, she held the position of professor of bassoon and chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique de Chicoutimi for 4 years. Then, from 2010 to 2013, she met 4,000 disadvantaged children in primary school thanks to the Ensemble Appassionata Program, which she co-founded with Daniel Myssyk in 2000.

Since 2014, she has been Managing and Artistic Director of the Société pour les arts en milieux de santé (SAMS). This organization annually presents 600 classical concerts in more than 120 hospitals, rehabilitation centers and CHSLDs in Quebec. The SAMS employs 100 professional artists per year who bring joy and happiness to these non-traditional places. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil québécois de la musique and her Second Vice-President since 2016.

Françoise Henri holds a Master's Degree in Interpretation (M. Mus.) from McGill University and has participated in the Management program for cultural organizations at the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC). She is a recipient of the medal of the Governor General of Canada.

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