Charles-Éric Fontaine

Conductor - Oboist


Montreal native Charles-Eric Fontaine is a conductor and oboist born in 1996, with a passion for contemporary music and composer-performer collaboration. His detailed attention to nuance in the score and devotion to collaborating musicians leads to vivid and intimate performances. He obtained his Master’s degree in conducting at McGill University in 2021 and learned alongside Alain Cazes, Guillaume Bourgogne, Lorraine Vaillancourt and Sandro Gorli. In March 2022, he was conducting Divertimento Ensemble and recording a CD released by Stradivarius. In 2023, he will make his conducting debut with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. The young conductor aspires to showcase the great works of the canon, while supporting the leading composers of the next generations.


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