Jules Bastin-Fontaine (born in 2000) is a composer and tuba player originally from Quebec City and now based in Montreal. During his college studies in tuba, he studied composition with Yannick Plamondon at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec. He is now pursuing studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal at the undergraduate level in both composition with Jimmie LeBlanc and tuba with Pierre Beaudry.
His music has been awarded the Relève VVA 2019 prize, presented by E27 Musiques nouvelles (for a Trio in homage to Bruckner) and two prizes in the SOCAN Foundation Competition for Young Composers (for a Trio in homage to Bruckner in 2019 and “...cette route cette vallée désormais/tu ne les verras plus de sa présence illuminées...” in 2020). Also, during the Orford 2020 Virtual Academy, his work “L'heure joyeuse” won the Génération ECM+/ Orford Composition Prize, allowing it to be performed during the Génération 2020 tour.
His work has been performed by the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) and Ensemble Paramirabo, among others.
In addition to his studies with Jimmie LeBlanc and Yannick Plamondon, he had the chance to further develop his skills in private lessons and master classes with Chris Paul Harman, Philippe Leroux, Dorothy Chang and Jocelyn Morlock.