The Team

Léa Moisan-PerrierArtistic Director

Léa Moisan-Perrier approaches conducting with sensitivity and dynamism, standing out for her versatility and the effectiveness of her communication on stage.

Most recently, Moisan-Perrier was invited to conduct the Orchestre symphonique de Laval. She has also received several other invitations during her career, notably as assistant conductor for the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières in February 2022 and the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville in April 2022.  She was also resident conductor for the Orchestre du Conservatoire de la Montérégie for their winter 2022 session. In 2018, she assisted Maestro Lacombe at the Opéra National du Rhin for the production of Offenbach’s Barkouf. Working constantly to perfect her skills, Moisan-Perrier has participated in various master classes, including with the OSM and Rafael Payare in the spring of 2021.  She is currently a finalist for the position of Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de l’Estuaire, where she will conduct two programs next season.

Alongside her orchestral conducting pursuits, Moisan-Perrier enjoys a successful career as a choral conductor. In June 2022, she was appointed the prestigious position of Choir Director and Conductor of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. Artistic Director of the Chœur des enfants de Montréal since 2017, she leads the organization, through its ambitious and refined programs, to push its limits and to perform with diverse ensembles of professional musicians. Founder of the Les Voix parallèles de l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy, Moisan-Perrier remained the Artistic Director until May of 2022. During her tenure, driven by the quality and vitality of her direction, the ensemble has been able to attract high-level choristers and tackle an audacious repertoire.

In the spring of 2023, Léa Moisan-Perrier will complete her master’s degree in conducting at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal under the direction of Jacques Lacombe and Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Having also trained as a pianist, singer and choral conductor, she is a graduate in piano from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, holds a Master’s Degree in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. Moisan-Perrier is the recipient of a scholarship of excellence from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2022, the 2016 Moulin Seigneurial scholarship, and the 2017 Iwan Edwards Prize awarded by Andrew Megill.

Léa Moisan-PerrierArtistic Director

Léa Moisan-Perrier approaches conducting with sensitivity and dynamism, standing out for her versatility and the effectiveness of her communication on stage.

Most recently, Moisan-Perrier was invited to conduct the Orchestre symphonique de Laval. She has also received several other invitations during her career, notably as assistant conductor for the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières in February 2022 and the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville in April 2022.  She was also resident conductor for the Orchestre du Conservatoire de la Montérégie for their winter 2022 session. In 2018, she assisted Maestro Lacombe at the Opéra National du Rhin for the production of Offenbach’s Barkouf. Working constantly to perfect her skills, Moisan-Perrier has participated in various master classes, including with the OSM and Rafael Payare in the spring of 2021.  She is currently a finalist for the position of Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de l’Estuaire, where she will conduct two programs next season.  

Alongside her orchestral conducting pursuits, Moisan-Perrier enjoys a successful career as a choral conductor. In June 2022, she was appointed the prestigious position of Choir Director and Conductor of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. Artistic Director of the Chœur des enfants de Montréal since 2017, she leads the organization, through its ambitious and refined programs, to push its limits and to perform with diverse ensembles of professional musicians. Founder of the Les Voix parallèles de l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy, Moisan-Perrier remained the Artistic Director until May of 2022. During her tenure, driven by the quality and vitality of her direction, the ensemble has been able to attract high-level choristers and tackle an audacious repertoire. 

In the spring of 2023, Léa Moisan-Perrier will complete her master’s degree in conducting at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal under the direction of Jacques Lacombe and Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Having also trained as a pianist, singer and choral conductor, she is a graduate in piano from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, holds a Master’s Degree in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. Moisan-Perrier is the recipient of a scholarship of excellence from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2022, the 2016 Moulin Seigneurial scholarship, and the 2017 Iwan Edwards Prize awarded by Andrew Megill.

Romain PolletPrincipal Collaborative Pianist

Romain Pollet holds prizes from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in piano and bassoon, a degree in musicology from Michel Montaigne University, the French State Diploma as a piano teacher, a Master’s Degree in piano and bassoon, and a Doctorate in piano accompaniment from the Université de Montreal. During his studies, he received numerous scholarships, including the D. Angers and P.M. and V.M. Gélinas scholarships, in piano.

During his training, he was taught by Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré, Jean-Marie Lamothe in Bordeaux, Marc Durand and Martin Mangrum in Montreal and took part in numerous masterclasses. During his doctorate, he deepened his repertoire of melody and lied and presented, in addition to recitals, research on Liszt’s piano transcriptions of Schubert’s Müllerlieder, all under the direction of Francis Perron.

As a collaborative pianist, he works with several choirs, and joined the Camp musical du Saguenay team in 2017. Romain has also been a pianist at the Canadian Institute of Vocal Art for several years and joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2018.

He also collaborates with pianist Laurence Lambert-Chan as the duo Ex-Æquo. The duo presented their humorous show during a tour of Quebec in 2014-2015 and took part in several festivals, including Montréal en lumière, Festival Classica, Vue sur lalève and more recently the OSM’s Virée classique.

Romain joined the Orford Six Pianos ensemble in 2017. The ensemble, founded in 2005, regularly performs in concert on stages in Quebec and Canada. Composed of six accomplice pianists, this extraordinary ensemble offers arrangements of well-known orchestral works and other curiosities for six pianos.

Romain PolletPrincipal Collaborative Pianist

Romain Pollet holds prizes from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in piano and bassoon, a degree in musicology from Michel Montaigne University, the French State Diploma as a piano teacher, a Master’s Degree in piano and bassoon, and a Doctorate in piano accompaniment from the Université de Montreal. During his studies, he received numerous scholarships, including the D. Angers and P.M. and V.M. Gélinas scholarships, in piano.

During his training, he was taught by Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré, Jean-Marie Lamothe in Bordeaux, Marc Durand and Martin Mangrum in Montreal and took part in numerous masterclasses. During his doctorate, he deepened his repertoire of melody and lied and presented, in addition to recitals, research on Liszt’s piano transcriptions of Schubert’s Müllerlieder, all under the direction of Francis Perron.

As a collaborative pianist, he works with several choirs, and joined the Camp musical du Saguenay team in 2017. Romain has also been a pianist at the Canadian Institute of Vocal Art for several years and joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2018.

He also collaborates with pianist Laurence Lambert-Chan as the duo Ex-Æquo. The duo presented their humorous show during a tour of Quebec in 2014-2015 and took part in several festivals, including Montréal en lumière, Festival Classica, Vue sur lalève and more recently the OSM’s Virée classique.

Romain joined the Orford Six Pianos ensemble in 2017. The ensemble, founded in 2005, regularly performs in concert on stages in Quebec and Canada. Composed of six accomplice pianists, this extraordinary ensemble offers arrangements of well-known orchestral works and other curiosities for six pianos.

Alice BoissinotAssistant Conductor

Alice Boissinot joined CEM in 2022 as assistant conductor. She holds degrees in voice and cello from Conservatoire de musique de Montreal and is currently studying at McGill university in Voice Performance with Aline Kutan and Cello Performance with Elizabeth Dolin.

She participated in the Lachine International Vocal Academy (2021, 2022) and the International Music Academy at Domaine Forget (2019) in cello. She received awards and scholarships both as a singer and a cellist, including the first prize at Choeur de la Montagne Competition in 2019 and the Stéphane Tétreault Scholarship in 2016.

Alice has extensive experience singing and performing with several ensembles in Canada, France and the US. A former chorister, she performed with CEM under the baton of Kent Nagano and Zubin Mehta. Her solo performances with orchestra include Fauré’s Requiem, Carmina Burana, Villa Lobos Bachianas n.8, and various opera excerpts.

Alice BoissinotAssistant Conductor

Alice Boissinot joined CEM in 2022 as assistant conductor. She holds degrees in voice and cello from Conservatoire de musique de Montreal and is currently studying at McGill university in Voice Performance with Aline Kutan and Cello Performance with Elizabeth Dolin.

She participated in the Lachine International Vocal Academy (2021, 2022) and the International Music Academy at Domaine Forget (2019) in cello. She received awards and scholarships both as a singer and a cellist, including the first prize at Choeur de la Montagne Competition in 2019 and the Stéphane Tétreault Scholarship in 2016.

Alice has extensive experience singing and performing with several ensembles in Canada, France and the US. A former chorister, she performed with CEM under the baton of Kent Nagano and Zubin Mehta. Her solo performances with orchestra include Fauré’s Requiem, Carmina Burana, Villa Lobos Bachianas n.8, and various opera excerpts.

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 continued to participate as a guide and advisor for the Choir, the Board and its Director until his passing in 2022.

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 continued to participate as a guide and advisor for the Choir, the Board and its Director until his passing in 2022.

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

Join Our Team!

CEM is seeking a Collaborative Pianist commencing August 2022. The Collaborative Pianist will accompany two choirs, in-residence at Share the Warmth (625 rue Fortune).

Collaborative Pianist

CEM is seeking a Voice Teacher commencing September 2022. The Voice Teacher will work with our Senior and Concert Choir choristers (ages 11 – 21).

Voice Teacher