2022 CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (LARGE ENSEMBLE) | Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin | | The JUNO Awards

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

The Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) is a Canadian orchestra based in Montreal, Quebec. The OM primarily gives its concerts in the Montreal Symphony House at Place des Arts, and also performs at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and Théâtre Maisonneuve. Outside of the Montreal city centre, the OM also gives concerts in Saint-Laurent, Outremont, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ahuntsic, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, and Pointe-Claire.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Yannick studied piano, conducting, composition, and chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique due Québec in Montréal and choral conducting at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey before going on to study with renowned conductors, most notable the Italian maestro Carlo Maria Giulini. By the time he made his European debut in 2004, he had already founded his own professional orchestra and vocal ensemble, La Chappelle de Montréal, going on to conduct all the major ensembles in Canada.

His honours include Musical America’s Artist of the Year (2016), Eco Klassik’s Conductor of the Year (2014), and the following Awards: Virginia-Parker (2000); Royal Philharmonic Society (2009); National Arts Centre (2010); Denise Pelletier (2015); Medal of Honour of the Quebec National Assembly (2015); Oskar Morawetz (2011), Curtis Institute in Philadelphia (2014), Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton (2015), McGill University in Montreal (2017), Université de Montreal (2017); University of Pennsylvania (2018). He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada (2012), Companion of the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec (2015), Office of the Order of Quebec (2015), Office of the Order of Montreal (2017) and Fellor of the Royal Conservatory of Music (2020).