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Marc David

Marc David

Guest conductor from Canada

Marc David has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil since 1994. Also acting as Conductor of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra since 1992, he was appointed Artistic Director of this ensemble in June 2011.

Sought after as a guest conductor, Marc David has worked with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Masan Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatan (Mexico), the Fribourg Youth Orchestra (Switzerland), the Bangor Symphony (USA), and a number of other orchestras in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

In October 2007 Marc David was awarded the Ville de Longueuil culture building prize at this city’s inaugural Culture Gala. He is the recipient of grants in conducting from the Canada Council for the Arts (1985), the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs (1990) and Université de Montréal (1993), and of the Heinz Unger Conducting Award. Mr. David obtained his Bachelor of Music degree at McGill University in 1983 and continued his orchestral conducting studies at Hartford University (Connecticut), at the Pierre Monteux School (Hancock, Maine) with Maestro Charles Bruck, and at Université de Montréal with Lorraine Vaillancourt, where he completed a doctoral degree in 1996.

In 2002, Marc David was appointed Adjunct Professor at the School of Music of Memorial University (Newfoundland). He has been a member of Jeunesses musicales Canada’s Artistic Committee (2002-2011), chair of the Quebec regional council of the Canadian Music Centre (2002-2003), and a member of the Board of Directors of Orchestras Canada (1997-2003). He participates in other professional activities such as jury work (Canadian Music Competition, Prix d’Europe and Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition) and speaking engagements with various organizations, associations and teaching institutions, including HEC Montréal as part of its EMBA program.