Conducting the Music of Tomorrow

February 26, 2008

Of the many people we were lucky enough to interview for Kickstart, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the youngest. The wunderkind conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal came to our attention at the right time: we had started to wonder whether the names going in the book would be known among young people. There is no doubt that Nézet-Séguin, 32, has struck a chord in his home town of Montreal. It is, as they say in Quebec, the coup de foudre. Who else could get away with conducting his orchestra in front of thousands at Parc LaFontaine in hawaiian shorts?

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Photo: La Presse

For those in la belle province wanting to learn more about this up-and-coming international star (he will be conducting the Rotterdam Orchestra next season), a relatively new Montreal magazine has given him the cover spot: you can check out a virtual edition of the publication Montreal Centre-Ville here.

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