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Marie-France Mathieu is a dynamic conductor, prized for her musicality and enthusiasm. She is the founder of the Orchestre Philharmonique de la Relève du Québec, an orchestra that supports musicians in their career development.
As conductor, she collaborates with various orchestras around the world such as the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Orchestre Symphonique de Lévis, Goldsmiths College Sinfonia, Sinfonia Quebec, the Amici Consort, the music of the officer’s band of the Regional Cadet School of Music (Eastern), as well as various ensembles and studio recording sessions.
Under the baton she has the opportunity to work with many soloists, including: Verica Grmusa, Alexandre da Costa, Stephane Fontaine, Jessica Latouche, Dominic Painchaud and Valerie Welbanks.
Marie-France imbues her work with her love of creativity and of inspiring people, which ensures that she is frequently requested to be an artistic director of projects and concert series, as well as to work as a consultant and an ideator.
With her interest in modern music, she founded Musica Omnes, a music ensemble based in London UK, which explores contemporary music and rarely played music.
As she pursues her conducting career, Marie-France is also a chamber musician with the clarinet, with various ensembles and project, instrument with which she has a undergraduate degree in performance with the Université Laval.
Being interested in pedagogy, Marie-France has extensive experience in teaching privately, to give coaching and masterclasses, both in conducting and clarinet.
She has a master's degree in Performance Studies & Related Studies in conducting at Goldsmiths College in the University of London in the UK with Roger Redgate.
During her training as conductor, Marie-France participated in many private lessons and advanced workshops in conducting in various places, notably in Italy, in the United-Kingdom, in France, in the United States, and in Canada. She has also worked with many renowned conductors, including: Neil Thomson, Daniel Lipton, Kenneth Keisler, Alexander Ivashkin, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Donald Thulean, and Denise Ham. Her somewhat atypical training path allowed her to forge a solid style and approach to conducting and a humanist and artistic vision of her profession, where the human and the art are at the heart of her motivation.
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