The Team

Léa Moisan-PerrierArtistic Director

Léa Moisan-Perrier approaches choral music with sensitivity, rigour and authenticity. Along with her role in Chœur des enfants de Montréal, Léa is 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.

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

Léa is professionally trained as a pianist, singer, choral and orchestral director. She received a piano degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, a Masters in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as a BA in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. She is currently pursuing studies in orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, under Jacques Lacombe.

In 2016, Léa honed her orchestral conducting skills at the Medomak Conductors Retreat (USA), 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 November 2018, she assisted Jacques Lacombe in the production of Offenbach’s Barkouf at the Opéra National du Rhin.

Léa Moisan-PerrierArtistic Director

Léa Moisan-Perrier approaches choral music with sensitivity, rigour and authenticity. Along with her role in Chœur des enfants de Montréal, Léa is 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.

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

Léa is professionally trained as a pianist, singer, choral and orchestral director. She received a piano degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, a Masters in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as a BA in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. She is currently pursuing studies in orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, under Jacques Lacombe.

In 2016, Léa honed her orchestral conducting skills at the Medomak Conductors Retreat (USA), 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 November 2018, she assisted Jacques Lacombe in the production of Offenbach’s Barkouf at the Opéra National du Rhin.

Romain PolletPrincipal Collaborative Pianist

Romain Pollet est titulaire des prix du Conservatoire de Bordeaux en piano et basson, d’une licence en musicologie de l’Université Michel Montaigne, du diplôme d’État français de professeur de piano, d’une maîtrise en piano et basson, et d’un doctorat en piano d’accompagnement de l’Université de Montréal. Durant ses études, il reçoit de nombreuses bourses, dont les bourses D. Angers et P.M. et V.M. Gélinas, en piano.

Au cours de sa formation, il reçoit l’enseignement de Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré, Jean-Marie Lamothe à Bordeaux, Marc Durand et Martin Mangrum à Montréal et participe à de nombreuses classes de maître. Il approfondit, durant son doctorat, le répertoire de la mélodie et du lied et présente, en plus de récitals, une recherche sur les transcriptions pianistiques de Liszt des Müllerlieder de Schubert, le tout sous la direction de Francis Perron.

En tant que pianiste-collaborateur, il travaille avec plusieurs chœurs, se joint à l’équipe du Camp musical du Saguenay en 2017, fait également partie des pianistes de l’Institut Canadien d’Art Vocal depuis plusieurs années et intègre le corps professoral du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal en 2018.

Il collabore également avec la pianiste Laurence Lambert-Chan et forme le duo Ex-Æquo. Le duo présente son spectacle à vocation humoristique lors d’une tournée au Québec en 2014-2015 et participe à plusieurs festivals, dont Montréal en lumière, Classica, Vue sur la relève et plus récemment la Virée classique de l’OSM.

Romain intègre en 2017 l’ensemble Orford Six Pianos. L’ensemble, fondé en 2005, se produit régulièrement en concert sur les scènes du Québec et du Canada. Composé de six pianistes complices, cet ensemble extraordinaire propose des arrangements d’œuvres orchestrales connues et autres curiosités pour six pianos.

Romain PolletPrincipal Collaborative Pianist

Romain Pollet est titulaire des prix du Conservatoire de Bordeaux en piano et basson, d’une licence en musicologie de l’Université Michel Montaigne, du diplôme d’État français de professeur de piano, d’une maîtrise en piano et basson, et d’un doctorat en piano d’accompagnement de l’Université de Montréal. Durant ses études, il reçoit de nombreuses bourses, dont les bourses D. Angers et P.M. et V.M. Gélinas, en piano.

Au cours de sa formation, il reçoit l’enseignement de Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré, Jean-Marie Lamothe à Bordeaux, Marc Durand et Martin Mangrum à Montréal et participe à de nombreuses classes de maître. Il approfondit, durant son doctorat, le répertoire de la mélodie et du lied et présente, en plus de récitals, une recherche sur les transcriptions pianistiques de Liszt des Müllerlieder de Schubert, le tout sous la direction de Francis Perron.

En tant que pianiste-collaborateur, il travaille avec plusieurs chœurs, se joint à l’équipe du Camp musical du Saguenay en 2017, fait également partie des pianistes de l’Institut Canadien d’Art Vocal depuis plusieurs années et intègre le corps professoral du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal en 2018.

Il collabore également avec la pianiste Laurence Lambert-Chan et forme le duo Ex-Æquo. Le duo présente son spectacle à vocation humoristique lors d’une tournée au Québec en 2014-2015 et participe à plusieurs festivals, dont Montréal en lumière, Classica, Vue sur la relève et plus récemment la Virée classique de l’OSM.

Romain intègre en 2017 l’ensemble Orford Six Pianos. L’ensemble, fondé en 2005, se produit régulièrement en concert sur les scènes du Québec et du Canada. Composé de six pianistes complices, cet ensemble extraordinaire propose des arrangements d’œuvres orchestrales connues et autres curiosités pour six pianos.

Jérémie MorencyCollaborative Pianist

Jérémie Morency is a Canadian pianist born in the province of Quebec. He began piano lessons at the age of seven and distinguished himself in his native region of Lanaudière, where he studied with piano teacher Hugues Cloutier.

After completing his Bachelor’s in performance with Suzanne Goyette at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Jérémie is now completing his Masters there with Richard Raymond. During his studies at the Conservatory, Jérémie has had the opportunity to work with other renowned pianists such as Olivier Godin in accompaniment, Louise Bessette in chamber music, as well as the French Melody and the German Lied with Donna Brown.

A talented young musician, Jérémie is recognized for his expression and sound quality on the piano, qualities that allowed him to win second prize in the final of the 2016 edition of the Canadian Music Competition in the 17-year-old piano category, and the same result in 2018 in the 19-year-old piano category. Jérémie has also participated in other competitions across the province, including the Pierre de Sorel Classical Music Festival and the Sherbrooke Classical Music Festival and Competition, and he won first prize at the Lanaudière Music Festival and Competition in 2018. In addition, during the summers of 2017 and 2019, Jérémie participated in the Domaine Forget Academy, where he had the chance to work with concert pianists such as Louis Lortie, Benedetto Lupo and Angela Cheng.

Jérémie is active on the Canadian scene in various professional concerts. He has performed on several Montreal stages including the Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur in a solo recital in 2019, as well as at the Lachine Concerts in 2020. In the summer of 2020, Jérémie, with flautist Benjamin Morency, recorded Pavane de Gabriel Fauré for the Orchester symphonique de Montréal as part of the Jamais trop classique event.

Jérémie MorencyCollaborative Pianist

Jérémie Morency is a Canadian pianist born in the province of Quebec. He began piano lessons at the age of seven and distinguished himself in his native region of Lanaudière, where he studied with piano teacher Hugues Cloutier.

After completing his Bachelor’s in performance with Suzanne Goyette at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Jérémie is now completing his Masters there with Richard Raymond. During his studies at the Conservatory, Jérémie has had the opportunity to work with other renowned pianists such as Olivier Godin in accompaniment, Louise Bessette in chamber music, as well as the French Melody and the German Lied with Donna Brown.

A talented young musician, Jérémie is recognized for his expression and sound quality on the piano, qualities that allowed him to win second prize in the final of the 2016 edition of the Canadian Music Competition in the 17-year-old piano category, and the same result in 2018 in the 19-year-old piano category. Jérémie has also participated in other competitions across the province, including the Pierre de Sorel Classical Music Festival and the Sherbrooke Classical Music Festival and Competition, and he won first prize at the Lanaudière Music Festival and Competition in 2018. In addition, during the summers of 2017 and 2019, Jérémie participated in the Domaine Forget Academy, where he had the chance to work with concert pianists such as Louis Lortie, Benedetto Lupo and Angela Cheng.

Jérémie is active on the Canadian scene in various professional concerts. He has performed on several Montreal stages including the Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur in a solo recital in 2019, as well as at the Lachine Concerts in 2020. In the summer of 2020, Jérémie, with flautist Benjamin Morency, recorded Pavane de Gabriel Fauré for the Orchester symphonique de Montréal as part of the Jamais trop classique event.

Jessica LooperRehearsal Leader

Jessica LooperRehearsal Leader

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

Emily Burt, General Manager

Michèle-Andrée Lanoue, Communications Agent

 

Board of Directors

  • Lisa Hallman, President
  • Eric Heddle, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Angela Hemingway-Adam
  • Anna Pietrobruno
  • Jacques Baruthio
  • Alexandre Blondin