Composer Maxime McKinley studied in Montreal with Michel Gonneville and Isabelle Panneton as well as in Paris with Martin Matalon and Gérard Pesson. He has received Opus prizes for “Composer of the Year” (2014) and “Article of the Year” (2015), the Prix d’Europe de composition (2009), as well as 11 prizes at the Socan Foundation’s Young Composers Competition (2003-2011). His works are performed regularly in Canada and elsewhere in the world by renowned soloists, ensembles and orchestras. He was Composer in Residence at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur from September 2011 to May 2014, and in 2016 he completed a research-creation project on Philippe Beck’s poetry through the Canada Research Chair in Aesthetics and Poetics with the support of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQSC). His texts have appeared in various journals including Circuit, musiques contemporaines, of which he has been Editor-in-chief since 2016. In 2017, his correspondence and interviews with composer Pascal Dusapin were published by the Presses universitaires du Septentrion. Since 2017, he has been teaching occasionally at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music.