A prolific concert artist, Guillaume Villeneuve plays and records regularly with the ensembles Arion Orchestre Baroque, the Studio de Musique ancienne de Montréal, Pallade Musica and the Montreal Bach Festival Orchestra.
Concertmaster for the Galileo Orchestra and first chair of the second violins of the Harmonie des Saisons, Guillaume has been guest concertmaster for the Ottawa Baroque Consort, Ensemble Caprice and the French ensemble Antiphona.
Opus Prize “Discovery of the Year” 2023, Guillaume is the winner of numerous competitions and prestigious scholarships, including the first prize and the public prize of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in 2022. He was a soloist in a concert nominated for the Prix Opus 2020 with the Galileo orchestra, and is also a prizewinner in the OPMEM concerto competition.
A graduate of McGill University with a Master’s degree with highest distinction from the Université de Montréal, Guillaume created the Cobalt Quartet during his studies, an ensemble of which he is the artistic director.
Convinced of the centrality of the arts in society, Guillaume founded the concert series “Les ruelles musicales” with his colleagues of the Cobalt Quartet, an initiative supported by the Père-Lindsay Foundation to bring music closer to Montreal residents.
Guillaume Villeneuve plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume 1858 violin generously lent by Olivier Pérot, owner of La Maison du Violon.