Louis Lavigueur, C.Q.,
conductor and artistic director
Musician, conductor and teacher, Louis Lavigueur is one of the most respected and accomplished musicians in Quebec. His experience as a flautist and singer has resulted in an illustrious career as an orchestral and choral conductor, both in his native province and internationally. In addition to Sinfonia, which he founded in 2001, Louis Lavigueur conducts the Montreal Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Chœur Polyphonique de Montréal and the Chœur Classique de Montréal.
Louis Lavigueur has taught at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal where he conducted the symphony orchestra, string orchestra and choir. He also taught at the University of Laval, University of Montreal and McGill University. As guest conductor, he has performed with orchestras in Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Romania and Russia. He has recorded frequently for the CBC and Radio Canada, and has made several recordings with the Orchestre Métropolitain and the OSJM (Montreal Symphony Youth Orchestra), with whom he has toured France, Greece, Germany, China and the United States.
In 2011, Maestro Lavigueur was made Knight of the Ordre National du Québec, the most prestigious honorary distinction in Quebec, awarded annually to exceptional people who have distinguished themselves in various spheres of Quebec society. In 2016, he received the “Gloire de l'Escolle” medal as the recipient of the Grands Diplômés Prize from Laval University in Quebec, which is also his alma mater.
"[...] The fact remains that this orchestra is in expert hands."
Claude Gingras, La Presse, June 7, 2010