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Alain Trudel, Music Director | Directeur artistique

Artistic Director


Music Director: Alain Trudel

Praised by La Presse for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer”, Canadian conductor Alain Trudel was named the Music Director of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Trudel is also Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval and the 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.