Thomas Roy-Rochette



A native of Québec City, bassoonist Thomas Roy-Rochette is currently pursuing undergraduate studies as the Myer and Helen K. Schwartz Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, with Daniel Matsukawa. Previously, he studied in the class of Richard Gagnon at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec.

Thomas participated in many summer programs such as the Camp Musical du Père Lindsay, the International Music Academy of Domaine Forget and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, for which he received the 2019 BMO Award of Excellence. In 2016, he participated in the CBC’s classical music competition Virtuose. Professionally, Thomas regularly plays with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Thomas regularly plays with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec.

Repertoire Semifinal


Bassoon Sonatina (9 min.)

  1. Allegro con moto 
  2. Aria: Largo con cantabile 
  3. Scherzo: Molto vivace 

FRANÇOIS MOREL (1926-2018)

Miroirfor solo bassoon (7 min.) 

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: “Overture”

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64: iii. Valse – Allegro moderato


Semifinal round