Mentorship program

NETWORKING HUB FOR INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF CANADA'S MOST PROMISING CLASSICAL PERFORMERS

mission

Taking advantage of its position as an international hub for classical music in Canada, the Festival de Lanaudière offers its mentorship program. Made possible thanks to the generosity of the Fondation Père-Lindsay and the Jacques Martin Fund, this project allows six young Canadian classical musicians to create privileged professional ties with international musicians performing at the Festival this summer.

 

New in 2024: the program will be offered in conjunction with the Saratoga Performing Arts Centerwhere participants will spend a few days.

Thank you to our partners

The Festival de Lanaudière’s mentorship project
for the 2024 edition

aura lieu du 25 juillet au 04 août 2024

Les participant.e.s sont des musicien.ne.s classiques canadiens avec une expérience professionnelle solide comme interprète et le potentiel de se démarquer à l’international, par leur excellence et/ou par la singularité de leur démarche.

Program activities will be conducted in French and English. A good oral command of both languages is required.

FIN DES INSCRIPTIONS

SCHEDULE

  • Application deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  • Announcement to candidates: March 2024
  • Public announcement: April 2024
The six selected participants will be cared for by
during this period and will have access to :

Accommodation for the duration of the program, in both Joliette and Saratoga

Full reimbursement of meal and travel expenses during the program

Free access to all Festival de Lanaudière and Saratoga Performing Arts Center concerts and rehearsals for the duration of your stay

Exclusive meetings with artists and artisans from the international classical music industry.

Highlights

In the 2023 edition, program participants had the chance to talk in depth with conductors Leonardo García Alarcón and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and pianists Angela Hewitt and Marc-André Hamelin.

They also spoke with a number of key figures in the arts community: Elizabeth Sobol and Christopher Shiley (Saratoga Performing Arts Center); Janice Price (former CEO of the Banff Centre and Lincoln Center); Fabienne Voisin and Benjamin Goron (Orchestre Métropolitain); Christiane LeBlanc (former CMIM and Radio-Canada).

Participant testimonials
2022 & 2023 cohorts

ELISABETH PION | COHORTE 2023

ELISE POULIN | COHORTE 2023

CHLOE DUMOULIN | COHORTE 2023

NOÉMIE R-FRISET | COHORTE 2023

DMITRI ZRAJEVSKI | COHORTE 2023

ARIANE BRISSON | COHORTE 2022

HUGO LAPORTE | COHORTE 2022

SAMUEL BLANCHETTE | COHORTE 2022