Montreal native Charles-Eric Fontaine is an active conductor and oboist. He completed his masters in conducting with Alain Cazes at McGill University, and holds a bachelor of oboe performance from the same institution. During his time at McGill, he worked closely with conductors Guillaume Bourgogne, Alexis Hauser, and Lorraine Vaillancourt.
Charles-Eric regularly conducts new music. He has premiered various works with the McGill Association of Student Composers (MASC). Outside the academic community, he has collaborated with the Paramirabo sextet and has conducted at a Le Vivier production. Charles-Eric’s upcoming projects include a collaboration with the research program ACTOR (Analysis, Creation and Teaching of Orchestration Project) and the establishment of an interdisciplinary artistic collective of which he is a founding member.