As a cultural coordinator for almost 10 years, Allison Migeon has had the opportunity to develop her organizational and administrative skills with renowned European festivals, orchestras and music ensembles such as Les Chorégies d’Orange, the Festival des Journées Ravel and Ensemble Arpeggiata. She has worked with such prominent artists as Philippe Jaroussky, Renaud Capuçon, Nathalie Dessay and The King’s Singers.
After moving to Montreal, she maintained her involvement in the cultural milieu, working for the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the Festival de Films Francophones CINEMANIA, the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique and the OBORO artist centre.
Of French and Martinican heritage, Allison quickly became interested in the lack of diversity represented on the classical music scene, both on and off stage. Upon discovering organizations such as Chineke! Orchestra and the Sphinx Organization, she began to think about what could be done to address this lack of diversity in Canada.
Firm in her convictions and her desire to share her vision, in March 2021 she founded Ensemble Obiora with Brandyn Lewis.