” I play with Silverstein ligatures on my bass clarinet and on my clarinet since 8 years. I like the rich sound it produces, that product last long and it makes a huge difference in projection. It is easy to articulate and to play in orchestra, solo, and chamber music. “
After receiving an award with great distinction from the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, Mélanie Bourassa perfected her skills in Europe and in USA. She is now working with the Quebec Symphony, the Metropolitain Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony and the Violons du Roy, in addition to performing across Canada and founder of the
Canadian Bass Clarinet Association and the Center for Excellence for research in Bass Clarinet in Canada.
This clarinetist and bass clarinetist has been teaching at the Conservatoire de Rimouski for several years and she is teaching at Laval University and Cegep de Ste-Foy.
She is a scholarship holder from the Association des anciens du conservatoire de musique de Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Domaine Forget and the Guild of Musicians (AFM). She also won first place in the Canadian Chamber Music Competition as well as an Opus Award in 2015 and the Best Show of the Year Award at the ADISQ Gala for Mary Poppins and a Grammy Award with les Violons du Roy.
She recorded under Atma Label and commissioned many works for clarinet and bass clarinet ensemble, all included in her catalogue of repertoire : www.accb.ca .