B i o g r a p h y
With a very sensitive approach to music, Véronique Lussier brings to her conducting an emotional intensity that she passionately transmits to musicians and the public. She is recognized as a dynamic, unifying, creative and versatile person. Véronique holds a PhD in Conducting from the Université de Montréal with the masters M. Jean-François Rivest and M. Paolo Bellomia. She also holds a Master's degree in Choral Direction from the Université de Sherbrooke with Robert Ingari, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano & Pedagogy from the Université du Québec à Montréal with Pierre Jasmin.
She was awarded a scholarship of excellence at the end of doctoral studies (2017) from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Montreal (FESP), a scholarship of excellence Perras, Cholette & Cholette, of the Fonds Les Amis de l'Art, the SAE, the Council for Arts and Letters in Quebec (CALQ), the Canada Council for the Arts (CAC) and the support of Mr. Roger Dubois of the Canimex Group and Mr. Jacques Marchand of LCI Education.
Founder and Artistic Director of the Ambassador Project of the Longueuil Symphony Orchestra (OSDL), Véronique has conducted and collaborated with several orchestras, festivals and music schools: Quebec Contemporary Music Society (SMCQ), Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), Classica Festival, Éloize Circus, Montreal Cancer Institute Maison symphonique, Jury Opus Awards, University Pops Symphony Orchestra, Montreal / New Music Festival (MNM), Tim Brady Bradyworks, Montreal University Symphony Orchestra (OUM), Montérégie Chamberist, Monteregie Conservatory of Music (CMM), Vincent-d'Indy Music School, Stella Festival, Youth Orchestra of Montreal University, National Music Festival (NMF) assistant conductor and conducted a musical score in the "Arrival" movie by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. His pedagogical experience and his OSM / UdeM lectures give her a profound conviction of the multidimensional and beneficial reach of music.
Internationally, she has conducted the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic) and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra (USA) in master classes with maestros Johannes Schlaefli, Kirk Trevor, Tomas Netopil, Donald Schleicher, Lawrence Gohan, Michael Charry, Yoav Talmi and Peter Csaba.
Photographe: Annette Woloshen