The Team

Léa Moisan-PerrierArtistic Director

Professionally trained as a pianist, singer and choral director, Léa Moisan-Perrier approaches choral music with sensitivity, rigour and authenticity. She received a piano degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and continued with a Masters in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke in Longueuil as well as a BA in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. Léa is also the Artistic Director and founder of Les Voix parallèles de l’École Vincent-d’Indy.  She is also part of the team at the Camp musical des Laurentides.

 

This promising young artist has received the Moulin Seigneurial Scholarship for 2016 as well as the 2017 Iwan Edwards Award offered from the Montreal Choral Institute in collaboration with St. Lawrence Choir.

 

In 2016, Léa honed her orchestral conducting skills at the Medomak Conductors Retreat in the United States, under the direction of Kenneth Keisler. She has also attended several masterclasses, most notably with Andrew Megill, Gilles Auger, Jean-Sébastien Vallée and Catherine Simonpietri. In Novembrer 2018, Léa assisted Jacques Lacombe for the production of Barkouf (Offenbach) at the Opéra National du Rhin.

Léa Moisan-PerrierArtistic Director

Professionally trained as a pianist, singer and choral director, Léa Moisan-Perrier approaches choral music with sensitivity, rigour and authenticity. She received a piano degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and continued with a Masters in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke in Longueuil as well as a BA in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. Léa is also the Artistic Director and founder of Les Voix parallèles de l’École Vincent-d’Indy.  She is also part of the team at the Camp musical des Laurentides.

 

This promising young artist has received the Moulin Seigneurial Scholarship for 2016 as well as the 2017 Iwan Edwards Award offered from the Montreal Choral Institute in collaboration with St. Lawrence Choir.

 

In 2016, Léa honed her orchestral conducting skills at the Medomak Conductors Retreat in the United States, under the direction of Kenneth Keisler. She has also attended several masterclasses, most notably with Andrew Megill, Gilles Auger, Jean-Sébastien Vallée and Catherine Simonpietri. In Novembrer 2018, Léa assisted Jacques Lacombe for the production of Barkouf (Offenbach) at the Opéra National du Rhin.

Romain PolletPianist / Assistant

Romain Pollet holds diplomas from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in both piano and bassoon, as well as a Diplôme d’État Français, a Master’s Degree in performance and a Doctorate in Music (D. Mus) from Université de Montréal. Over the past few years, Romain has been awarded several scholarships, including the D. Angers and P.M. & V.M. Gélinas for his piano performance degree.

Romain has studied under various teachers: they include Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré and Jean-Marie Lamothe in Bordeaux, and Marc Durand and Martin Mangrum in Montréal. He has also had the pleasure of participating in several masterclasses. As part of his D. Mus., Romain studied the repertoire of German lied and French mélodie, writing his thesis on Liszt’s piano transcriptions of Schubert’s Müllerlieder, with Francis Perron as his advisor.

As a collaborative pianist, Romain Pollet specialises in lyrical repertoire. He works with several choirs and, in 2017, joined the team of the Camp musical du Saguenay. For the past few years, he has also been a part of the collaborative pianists team at the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute and joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2018.

Romain joined the Orford Six Pianos Ensemble in 2017. Formed by six closely knit pianists, this extraordinary ensemble performs a variety of arrangements of well-known orchestral pieces and other oddities for six pianos.

Romain PolletPianist / Assistant

Romain Pollet holds diplomas from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in both piano and bassoon, as well as a Diplôme d’État Français, a Master’s Degree in performance and a Doctorate in Music (D. Mus) from Université de Montréal. Over the past few years, Romain has been awarded several scholarships, including the D. Angers and P.M. & V.M. Gélinas for his piano performance degree.

Romain has studied under various teachers: they include Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré and Jean-Marie Lamothe in Bordeaux, and Marc Durand and Martin Mangrum in Montréal. He has also had the pleasure of participating in several masterclasses. As part of his D. Mus., Romain studied the repertoire of German lied and French mélodie, writing his thesis on Liszt’s piano transcriptions of Schubert’s Müllerlieder, with Francis Perron as his advisor.

As a collaborative pianist, Romain Pollet specialises in lyrical repertoire. He works with several choirs and, in 2017, joined the team of the Camp musical du Saguenay. For the past few years, he has also been a part of the collaborative pianists team at the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute and joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2018.

Romain joined the Orford Six Pianos Ensemble in 2017. Formed by six closely knit pianists, this extraordinary ensemble performs a variety of arrangements of well-known orchestral pieces and other oddities for six pianos.

Iwan Edwards, C.M.Director Emeritus

Widely known and respected as one of Canada’s finest choral conductors, Iwan Edwards, the founding director of CEM, is recognized for his accomplishments as an educator, adjudicator, and coach nurturing the next generation of professional singers. His life-long dedication to the development of Canadian music and singers is a hallmark of his musical programming. As the director of the Chœur de l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for 21 years and founder of the 90-voice St. Lawrence Choir, he has been involved in many choirs for young people, including the F.A.C.E. (Fine Arts Core Education) Treble Choir, which he directed for 20 years.

Iwan Edwards retired as Artistic Director of Chœur des enfants de Montréal in June 2009. He will continue to participate as a guide and advisor for the Choir, the Board and its Director.

Iwan Edwards, C.M.Director Emeritus

Widely known and respected as one of Canada’s finest choral conductors, Iwan Edwards, the founding director of CEM, is recognized for his accomplishments as an educator, adjudicator, and coach nurturing the next generation of professional singers. His life-long dedication to the development of Canadian music and singers is a hallmark of his musical programming. As the director of the Chœur de l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for 21 years and founder of the 90-voice St. Lawrence Choir, he has been involved in many choirs for young people, including the F.A.C.E. (Fine Arts Core Education) Treble Choir, which he directed for 20 years.

Iwan Edwards retired as Artistic Director of Chœur des enfants de Montréal in June 2009. He will continue to participate as a guide and advisor for the Choir, the Board and its Director.

Administrative team

Manager

  • Andrea Cooper, General Manager

Board of directors

  • Lisa Hallman, President
  • Eric Heddle, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Angela Hemingway-Adam
  • Tiziana Di Donato
  • Anna Pietrobruno

Administrative team

Manager

  • Andrea Cooper

Board of directors

  • Lisa Hallman, President
  • Eric Heddle, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Karla Falk, Member-at-large
  • Tiziana Di Donato, Independent and non-executive member
  • Deborah Ostrovsky, Member-at-large
  • Anna Pietrobruno, Member-at-large