Photography by Michèle Bühler

A Fine Clarinetist
— NY Times
Houle’s Music hovers unselfconciously over categories and styles.
— Fanfare Magazine of the best new virtuosos, a musician with total control of contemporary techniques
— Downbeat Magazine
Houle’s particular combination of profound musicality and fast apprehension is increasingly in demand both locally and worldwide...
— The Georgia Straight
The musically virtuosic Houle can park his clarinet anywhere music is played — a symphony hall, a new music auditorium, a jazz club, or an electronic music studio.
— The Chronicle-Herald/Mail Star
Nothing short of world-class.
— Austin American-Statesman
François Houle performs in this spirit: with the overtonal doubling of (Evan) Parker and the paradoxically compact sense of extended form and freedom evident in the late, great John Carter’s clarinet works.
— Earshot Jazz, Seattle