Lussier started writing music about fifteen years ago, aligning himself with the instrumentalists of the 18th century who wrote music to enhance the repertoire of their instrument. Lussier's colleagues have adopted his compositions for bassoon quartets and solo bassoon, which have been well received by the public. His involvement in the woodwind quintet Pentaèdre, as well as the release of many recordings – including some of his compositions of solo works for the entire quintet - prompted him to produce an album featuring his own music.
Mathieu Lussier's music has been recorded on numerous occasions and is broadcast all around the world. Dos Tropicos, a wind quintet written in 2001, has been performed over a 100 times in Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom. Lussier's works are published by Trevcomusic in Florida and a recent work, Nightfall op.28, was published by the prestigious editor C.F. Peters of New York. His work Bassango, arranged for bassoon and string orchestra, won 3rd prize in the Contemporary Classical Song category at the Just Plain Folks Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009.
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