Alain Trudel

Conductor

Canadian trombonist, conductor and composer, Alain Trudel is one of the world’s most respected and renowned musicians.

Trudel made his solo debut at the age of 18 with Charles Dutoit and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and has continued to grace the world’s stages for nearly 30 years, including appearances with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, the Hong-Kong Philharmonic, the Austrian Radio Orchestra, Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall (NY), Tasmania New Music Festival (Australia), Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna).

A long-time pedagogue and mentor, Trudel has been teaching and guiding new generations of musicians for more than 20 years. He was a tenured professor of trombone and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal (1995-2008) and has served on the faculties or given masterclasses at numerous music festivals and schools including the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Hochshule Köln, the University of Hong-Kong ,

Hamamatsu Festival and Italian Brass Week. He was Director of Orchestral Activities at Western University from 2012 to 2016 where he also serves on the brass faculty.

Alain has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America.Trudel is also musical director of Operas at the University of Western.

Always committed to upcoming generations of musicians, Alain was Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and has regularly been invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

The musician is also a respected composer and performs across America and in Asia. Alain Trudel was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha international artist, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker, Charles Cros (France), Opus prize and Heinz Unger prizes.

He has been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre. Alain received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.