Ottawa Symphony
Alain Trudel, Music Director | Directeur artistique

Artistic Director


Artistic Director: Alain Trudel

Praised by La Presse for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer”, Canadian conductor Alain Trudel is the Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel is also the Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director of Toledo Symphony.

Trudel has previously been Music Director of Orchestra London, Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and guest musical advisor for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.  Trudel was the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor 2006–08, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.

He has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. In 2010 he also made his debut at l’Opéra de Quebec conducting their Gala and Die Fledermaus in 2011.