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Charles-Eric Fontaine

Charles-Eric Fontaine is a versatile Montreal conductor and oboist with a strong interest in new music and collaboration between performer and composer. He is known for his attention to detail in the study of the score, resulting in clear and brilliant interpretations. He has conducted the Divertimento Ensemble (Milan), Paramirabo (Montreal), the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. The young conductor was a finalist in the Ensemble Intercontemporain's 2021 Assistant Conductor Competition.
Charles-Eric studied at McGill University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in oboe performance, followed by a master's degree in conducting in 2021. He trained with the pedagogue Alain Cazes, while also having the opportunity to work with conductors Guillaume Bourgogne, Alexis Hauser and Lorraine Vaillancourt. During his studies, he conducted more than fifteen creations by emerging composers at events broadcast by the IRCAM Forum, MASC, and Le Vivier, and worked with Stephen McAdams in the ACTOR research program. In March 2022, he will be in Milan to conduct the concert "L'omaggio a Bussotti" with the Divertimento Ensemble.