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Young conductor Thomas Le Duc-Moreau's enthusiastic approach to conducting, combined with his precision and artistic sensitivity, creates an effective and humane symbiosis that is appreciated by musicians and the public. His discipline and musical culture enable him to approach conducting the repertoire with precision and coherence, in a style that unfolds with ease, suppleness and elegance. Upon graduating from the Conservatoire, Thomas was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. His early career was marked by esteemed collaborations. He now conducts some of Quebec's leading musical organizations.
In opera, he has already collaborated on numerous productions. In 2022 and 2023, he directed two premieres: Christian Thomas's Messe solennelle pour une pleine lune d'été, based on the play by Quebec author Michel Tremblay, and Yourcenar - Une île de passions by composer Éric Champagne, co-productions of the Festival d'opéra de Québec, Opéra de Montréal and Les Violons du Roy. He has also taken part as assistant conductor in productions of Verdi's Il Trovatore and Puccini's Madame Butterfly at the Opéra de Montréal, Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the Festival d'opéra de Québec and Bizet's Carmen at the Bonn Theater in Germany.
In symphonic concerts, Thomas has conducted major Québec and Canadian orchestras such as Les Violons du Roy, and the symphony orchestras of Montréal, Québec, l'Agora, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, l'Estuaire, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo. He has also conducted the Prague National Theatre Orchestra in the Czech Republic. In popular concert, he conducted Alexandra Stréliski's very first symphonic concert with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as part of the Montreal Jazz Festival broadcast on Radio-Canada television.
The 2023-2024 season will see the continuation of significant collaborations with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Les Violons du Roy. Thomas will also make his debut as guest conductor with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval and the Orchestre Métropolitain. He will also conduct the Harmonium Symphonique show in Saguenay and Gatineau.
Thomas Le Duc-Moreau is artistic director, conductor and co-founder of Ensemble Volte, with whom he collaborates with inspiring artists of his generation. Recently, Volte made its very first recording with the PlayShed theater company for a new production of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Thomas graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in cello with Carole Sirois and in conducting with Jacques Lacombe. He also received the very first Prix Joseph-Rouleau awarded by the Fondation du Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec in recognition of the promising beginnings of his career.