With RMSO since season 1
Jean Francois Cotnoir graduated from the Conservatoire de Music du Quebec in Montreal, winning 3 unanimous 1st prizes in Orchestra, Chamber Music, and Solo playing.
Principal Tuba of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra, JF is also a member of the Foothills Brass Quintet, Alberta Winds (Tuba Solo), and Calgary Wind Symphony. JF has also performed as solo Tuba with the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic in South Africa.
JF spends many hours in Calgary and area promoting the Tuba to students in grades 6-12 with his motto, “Tuba or not Tuba”.
JF is starting his 31st year as a Low Brass instructor in the Calgary area and “Just Loves it!”