Music director of Orchestra London, lâOrchestre Symphonique de Laval, the National Broadcast Orchestra, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Alain Trudel is one of the most sought after conductors on the Canadian Scene.
A frequent guest with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Trudel will make his debut with lâOrchestre Symphonique de MontrÃ©al, the GÃ¤vle Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), and with the Saint-Petersburg Cappella Symphony Orchestra during the 2010-2011 season.
Trudel made his Opera de MontrÃ©al debut in 2009, Conducting Mozartâs The Magic Flute, as well as the 30th anniversary gala, which was released as a live CD and nominated at LâADISQ. In 2010 he will make his debut at lâOpÃ©ra de Quebec.
Highly committed to the new generation of musicians, Trudel is the conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has been regularly invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Their recording of Mahlerâs 6th Symphony and Le sacre du prinptemps was nominated as âBest Orchestral Album of the Yearâ at the 2010 Juno Awards.
Beyond the borders of Canada, Trudel has conducted orchestras in the UK, the USA, Japan, Hong-Kong and in Latin America. Highly appreciated for his collaborative spirit, he has worked with many world famous artists, among them Ben Heppner, Anton Kuerti, Measha Brueggergosman, Pinchas Zukermann and Isabel Bayrakdarian.
First known to the public as a trombone soloist, Alain Trudel made his solo debut at the age of 18, with Charles Dutoit with lâOrchestre Symphonique de Montreal. He has been guest soloist with leading orchestras on five continents, and was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha international artist.
Alain is very happy to come back to his roots, as he will be Hannaford Street Silver Bandâs principal guest conductor at the start of the 2010-2011season.
Alain Trudel is the recipient of numerous Awards, among them the Virginia Parker, Le grand prix du disque PrÃ©sident de la RÃ©publique de lâAcadÃ©mie Charles Cros (France), and more recently the Heinz Unger Prize for conducting. He has also been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the CMC.