Nicolas Ellis

Nicolas Ellis, chef

Nicolas Ellis is the Artistic Director, Conductor and Founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora and currently serves as Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Mr. Ellis appeared as guest conductor with Les Violons du Roy, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the […]

Jacques Lacombe

Jacques Lacombe, chef d'orchestre

Music and Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse in France from 2017 to 2021, Jacques Lacombe has previously been Principal Conductor of the Bonn Opera in Germany from 2016 to 2018 and Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières from 2006 till 2018. From 2010 to 2016 he was Music Director of […]

Philippe Bourque

Philippe Bourque

A versatile and passionate musician, Philippe Bourque made a reputation for himself in the last two decades in Montréal’s classical music scene with different ensembles, including orchestras and choirs. His expertise ranges from early music to jazz, with a specialty for the large vocal-orchestral repertoire. He is also a tenured teacher at Vanier College since […]

Pascal Germain-Berardi

Raised in Montréal’s disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Ville-Émard and Saint-Henri, Pascal Germain-Berardi is a conductor, composer, baritone and metal growler guided by a powerful survival instinct and an inescapable passion for music. These were the driving forces that allowed him to break free from the all-too-often fate that comes with his background. As the founder and […]

Alain Trudel

Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Toledo Symphony and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Alain Trudel is hailed as an “enormously talented conductor, musician and performer” (La Presse). He has served as a guest conductor with all major Canadian orchestras and appeared with orchestras in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, […]

Johanne Goyette

Johanne Goyette was raised in a musical environment and worked for 14 years as a producer of musical broadcasts for Radio-Canada’s Chaîne culturelle radio network. She went on to specialize in sound recording, earning a Master’s in Sound Recording at McGill University and, in 1994, founding the ATMA Classique label. Distributed in 25 countries and […]

Thomas Rösner

Thomas Rösner was born in Vienna and conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of 14. He studied in Vienna, attending masterclasses by Ilya Musin, Myung-Whun Chung und Hans Graf. It was Fabio Luisi who invited Thomas Rösner at a day’s notice to conduct on a tour of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, […]

Yoav Talmi

Yoav Talmi, artistic director of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec since 1998, is well known on both sides of the Atlantic. He has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam; the philharmonic orchestras of St. Petersburg, Oslo, Stockholm, and Warsaw, as well as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Vienna, […]

Yvan Sabourin

After studying music at the Université de Montréal, Yvan Sabourin obtained a master’s degree in choral conducting at the Université de Sherbrooke under the supervision of visiting professor Nicole Paiement. Recently he completed an advanced program during three years with Bernard Têtu in France. Yvan Sabourin has directed several choirs in the Montreal region, including […]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, chef

The Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin signed a “lifelong” commitment with the Orchestre in September 2019. In September 2018, he became the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera (Met), New York in addition to his ongoing duties as Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he […]