Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8pm
Éric Champagne, composer
Winner of the Opus prize Discovery of the Year in January 2014, composer Éric Champagne holds a Master’s Degree in Composition from the Université de Montréal. Composers he has studied with include Michel Tétreault, François-Hugues Leclair, Michel Longtin, Denis Gougeon, Luis de Pablo, José Evangelista, John McCabe, and Gary Kulesha.
His music is regularly performed in Canada, United States, Europe and India by distinguished ensembles and soloists such as the Academic Orchestra of Zurich (Switzerland), symphony orchestras in Montréal, Quebec City and Vancouver, the University of Oklahoma Wind Symphony, the Molinari String Quartet and the Fibonacci Trio. His music has been played by some of the main conductors of the hour, such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vasili Petrenko, Johannes Schlaefli, Julian Kuerti, Cristian Măcelaru and Andrei Feher.
Having been composer-in-residence of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain from 2012 to 2014, Éric Champagne continues to be a regular collaborator. He is actualy composer-in-residence at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal.
He has been awarded numerous prizes and honours including the Prix du CALQ-Création de l’année-Montréal for his First Symphony (premiered in March 2014 by the Orchestre Métropolitain) and the University of Oklahoma’s Michael Hennagin Memorial Composition Prize for his piece Champ-de-Mars, par jour de lumière.