Dominic Desautels


Dominic Desautels is one of the most sought-after wind instrumentalists in Canada and enjoys a thriving career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist and pedagogue. 

He is the principal clarinetist at the Canadian Opera Company and adjunct professor of clarinet at the University of Toronto. Dominic made his début as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21, furthermore during the same season, he performed there as acting principal clarinetist, being the youngest musician hired by the TSO. 

Upon graduation from the Université de Montréal, he was hired by the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Brazil as a principal clarinetist, a position he later held with Symphony Nova Scotia, and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

He plays Schwenk & Seggelke clarinets and is an endorsing Artist for companies Silverstein and Légère.