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Praised by La Presse for his "immense talent as conductor, musician and performer", Canadian Alain Trudel is Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval and Principal Guest Conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel was also the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim. He has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Brazil.
Always committed to future generations of musicians, Trudel has served as Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (2004-2012) and has, on multiple occasions, been invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, whose recording of Mahler and Stravinsky works earned nominations at the JUNO Awards.
From 2011 to 2015, Trudel was professor of opera and orchestra at the Western University, a function he now holds as visiting professor at the University of Ottawa.
First known to the public as "the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone" (Le Monde de la musique), Alain Trudel has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festivals (Japan).
Alain is also a respected composer with works being performed across America and in Asia.
Alain Trudel was the first Canadian to be named Yamaha International Artist, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker Prize, the Charles Cros Prize (France), the Opus Prize and the Heinz Unger Award. He has been named Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.