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List of notable or famous conductors from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Canada and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Canada is included when available.

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Alain Trudel


Alain Trudel is a Canadian Conductor, trombonist and composer. Music Director of Orchestra London Canada, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Alain Trudel is one of the most sought after conductor on the Canadian Scene. From 2006 to 2008 Trudel was the conductor of the CBC Radio Orchestra, bringing the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality as well as public critical acclaim. Trudel was also guest musical advisor for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in 2007. A frequent guest of the major orchestras in Canada, Trudel also appeared at the helm of orchestras in the UK, the USA, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Kuala ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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Alexander Brott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from Canada
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Alexander Brott, CM CQ, born Joël Brod, was a Canadian conductor, composer, violinist and music teacher. His wife Lotte was an accomplished cellist. Their sons are Boris Brott, a conductor, and Denis Brott, a cellist and conductor. Born in Montreal, Brott earned degrees from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and the Juilliard School. Among his teachers were Albert Chamberland and Alfred Whitehead. He began his career as a concert violinist in the 1930s. He joined the faculty at the MU in 1939, teaching there until his retirement in 1980. He founded the McGill Chamber Orchestra. Brott was leader of the Montreal Orchestra, Les Concerts symphoniques de Montréal and the Montreal ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1915-2005)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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Boris Brott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from Canada
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Boris Brott, OC OOnt is a Canadian conductor and motivational speaker. Born in Montreal, the son of violinist and composer Alexander Brott and cellist Lotte Brott, and brother of cellist Denis Brott. Boris Brott is one of the most internationally recognized Canadian conductors. He has conducted on stages around the world—from Carnegie Hall to Covent Garden. Charismatic and innovative, he is fiercely dedicated to the musical education of young people and innovative methods of introducing classical music to new audiences. Over his career, he has been devoted to the promulgation of Canadian musical talent and has commissioned, performed and recorded countless Canadian works. ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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Brian Ellard


Brian Joseph Ellard, M.A., Ph.D., is a Canadian educator, musicologist, arranger, and conductor. ...more

Age: 78