Thomas Le Duc-Moreau
Thomas Le Duc-Moreau begins his term as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as the youngest artist to hold such a position in the OSM’s history. His previous experience includes similar functions with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec in 2018–2019 and with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, conducting the opening performances of eight concerts from 2016 to 2018. He is also Artistic Director of Ensemble Volte.
Praised for his diligence and versatility, Thomas was invited by the Bonn Opera and its Director Jacques Lacombe in the autumn of 2017 to conduct three weeks of rehearsals for a new production of Bizet’s Carmen. In the summer of 2019, he led rehearsals for the Opéra de Québec’s production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, with François Girard as stage director. In September 2018, he was invited to conduct the Prague National Theatre Orchestra at the prestigious Dvořák Hall in the Rudolfinum, in connection with the Young Prague Festival.
Thomas Le Duc-Moreau holds a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance (2016) and a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting (2018) from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where he studied respectively under Carole Sirois and Jacques Lacombe. Throughout his studies, the Conservatoire regularly assigned him to conduct the institution’s symphony orchestra in concerts and rehearsals, in preparation for visiting conductors as well as in performances of works by students in Composition. Thomas also enjoyed the opportunity to perfect his skills with conductors Alexandre Bloch, Michael Francis, Fabien Gabel and Julian Kuerti.