Conductor
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Bernard Labadie has established himself worldwide as one of the leading conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire, a reputation that is closely tied into his work with Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec, both of which he founded and continues to lead as music director. With these two ensembles he regularly tours Canada, the US and Europe, in major venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, The Barbican, The Concertgebouw, and the Salzburg Festival, among others.

Posted: Nov-10-2016
Latest News

Orchestra of St. Luke’s today announced the appointment of renowned French Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie as its next Principal Conductor, beginning a four-year term in the 2018-19 season.

Posted: May-3-2017
Latest Recording

Marc-Andre Hamelin has proven himself - in three highly lauded volumes of Haydn's piano sonatas - to be a formidable Haydn pianist, combining style, exuberance and dazzling technique with a palpable sense of joy in the music. This release is the fruit of a partnership with the award-winning Canadian chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy and their director Bernard Labadie, whose previous recordings for Virgin Classics and other labels have received the highest critical acclaim. With his scintillating performances of Haydn's three most popular Piano Concertos, Hamelin further demonstrates his special affinity for this repertoire.

Posted: Apr-9-2013
Latest Acclaim

"Labadie, who recently returned to conducting after enduring months of arduous treatments for aggravated Stage IV lymphoma, sat on a piano bench to lead an all-Bach program Friday morning. That was the only suggestion of any difficulties; the idiomatic elegance of his music-making has not suffered."

— St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: Mar-3-2017
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Posted: Nov-7-2016