At the age of 17, Boudreault won the Canadian Music Competitions (CMC) as the wind category Grand award winner. He was also the Grand award winner, all categories, of the National Music Festival of Canada in 1997.
Etienne Boudreault began his bassoon studies with Richard Gagnon at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Saguenay, Canada. He received an Artist Diploma (1997) at Indiana University, first bassoonist ever to obtain one from the prestigious institution.
Boudreault has been regularly performing & teaching in European chamber music festivals both as performer & teacher: Kuhmo international chamber music festival (Finland), Storioni Festival (Netherlands), Accademia delle crete sinesi (Italy), Festival Mozart (Waterloo, Belgium) etc. He's performed with renowned musicians such as Peter Frankl, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Pascal Moragues, Ilya Gringolts, Michel Lethiec, Janne Thomsen etc.
As soloist, Boudreault has appeared with various orchestras, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Geneva, Switzerland), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, to mention a few. He worked closely with jazz musician Carsten Dahl who wrote "Don't speak, don't talk, don't hear" for him. In 2015, he premiered "Libera Me" for bassoon & percussion by Nordic Prize winning composer Peter Bruun.
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