Alain Trudel

Alain Trudel, chef d'orchestre

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Eight-time Juno nominated and Emmy nominated, Music Director of the Toledo Symphony (United States) and of l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières (Quebec), Alain Trudel was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 2019. He is also Music Director of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and the Brott music Festival, the most important orchestral festival in Canada. From 2006 to 2022 Trudel was music director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, taking the organization to new artistic heights and financial stability. Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. He has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock, Midori, Pinchas Zukermann and Branford Marsalis. He has been a regular guest with the Opéra de Montréal where he conducted the premiere of the operatic version of Another Brick in The Wall as well as leading operas in Cincinnati, Detroit, Québec and Toronto. Hailed as “the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone” (Le Monde de la musique). Alain Trudel is also one of the world’s most respected and renowned trombonists. In 2018 he was awarded the prestigious International Trombone Association Award for his outstanding contribution. A Yamaha artist for the last three decades the company has internationally distributed the Alain Trudel mouthpiece designed with his specifications. Trudel is also an accomplished composer with commissions and premieres in America and Asia. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, among them the Choc de l’année du monde de la musique, Grand prix de l’Académie Charles-Cros, the Virginia Parker Prize and a Jubilee medal from the Queen of England.

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