With the appointment of Jean-Marie Zeitouni as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the addition of Jean-Philippe Tremblay to the Columbia Artists Management roster, young Québec conductors will continue to shine in the U.S.
The Columbus Symphony appointed the 36-year-old Jean-Marie Zeitouni to the position of music director. The Montreal native has been contracted to lead the Symphony for the next four years. He was previously associate conductor with the Quebec City Baroque ensemble Les Violons du Roy.
Jean-Philippe Tremblay has, at age 32, an impressive and varied international career. He has conducted l’Orchestre national de France, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington), the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and many others including the National Arts Centre Orchestra where he was assistant conductor to Pinchas Zukerman from 2001 to 2003. He is also the music director of the Orchestre de la Francophonie since its founding in 2001.
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jacques Lacombe at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and numerous appearances of Bernard Labadie as guest conductor, Québec conductors continue to make their mark south of the border.