-2009: “Philippe Gaubert”, 6 pieces and 3 sonatas for flute and piano with Claire Pasquier (Digital Planet).

 -2013: “Méditation”, 20 meditative pieces for flute and organ with Claire Pasquier (Digital Planet).

Professional Experience.

 He was principal flute of the Canadian Chamber Orchestra, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre des jeunes du Québec and also played regularly with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He won the contest of the Orchestre de Québec. In 1985 he moved to Switzerland, where he obtained the solo flute position in the Symphony Orchestra and the Opera of St. Gallen. He also repeatedly acted as substitute principal flutist with the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra and the Zurich Opera.Alongside to his orchestral career, he performed as a soloist (Mozart concertos, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach, Carl Nielsen, Jacques Ibert). He also gave many concerts in chamber music in several European countries.

 -2004: “La belle époque”, French Music for flute and piano with Claire Pasquier (Orpheus Recording).


Fournel Flute


​ Marc André Fournel was born in Montreal. He began his musical studies at the age of 5 with violin and piano, before studying flute at the Montreal Conservatory. Then, with Jeanne Baxtresser and Timothy Hutchins at McGill University, he obtained a Bachelor of Music with distinction. He then went to France, where he studied with Maxence Larrieu at the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon and received in 1983 a first Prize unanimously.

 -1993: A double album of the complete sonatas of Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (with ETCETERA, Amsterdam, World Premiere Recording).

Teaching experience. 

 He was also flute professor. First at the Concordia University in Montreal, then at the Conservatory of Givors in France from 1982 to 1985, and finally from 1998 to 2010 at the Trogen cantonal school in Switzerland. He also gives master classes, at the “Centre d’arts Orford” in Canada and  at the “Falautcampus” in Salerno, Italy. 

Marc André Fournel

Critics and Reviews
« Marc André Fournel est un virtuose sur l’instrument et ses qualités musicales sont remarquables. Nul doute qu’il puisse faire une belle carrière » Maxence Larrieu 

«  M.A. Fournel as worked with O.S.M. and I have heard nothing but high praise for him from other musician, personally I find him a ideal person to work with and always request that h be called first when we need an extra flute in the OSM » Timothy Hutchins 

« L’interprétation de Marc André Fournel possède simplicité spontanée et la sensibilité qui conviennent à cette musique… Ces disques jamais monotones sont à recommander. 4 Diapasons «  Le monde de la musique. 

«  Marc André Fournel est servi par une par une sonorité superbe jamais poussée aux limites de la puissance, un souffle conduit avec une maitrise dont son art de la respirations fait oublier les performances. Toutes ces qualités soumises à une justesse d’articulation et à un phrasé d’une rare élégance… » Journal Le Progrès  

 « Trois solistes se partageaient avec infiniment de brio les parties concertantes, Milan Bauer… Maxence Larrieu, mélange de sonorité élégiaques et bondissantes à qui Marc André Fournel donnait une réplique qui ne lui était en rien inférieure » Le Journal de Lyon 

« Wie sehr diese reizvolle galante Musik aus den verschiedenen stilistischen Quellengespeist wird, wissen Marc André Fournel und Christian Lambour mit souveräner Gestaltungskunst hervorzuheben »  Fono Forum.

 « Marc André Fournel last night’s performance was a persuasive demonstration not only of his mastery of the instrument but also of his firm grasp of essentials of the music » Eric Mclean The Gazette