Bach on the Rock’s Salt Spring Chamber Orchestra and Choir members are thrilled to introduce Jean-Sébastien Lévesque as their new artistic director.
Jean-Sébastien moved to Vancouver from Montreal in 2019. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal and a masters degree from the Université de Montréal. He studied conducting with Raffi Armenian and participated in master classes with famous pianists and teachers such as Jean-Philippe Collard, Jacques Rouvier, Louis Lortie, John Perry and Marc Durand.
In 2010, Jean-Sébastien founded the Chanteurs du Brouhaha, which now has more than 60 singers. He was also the founder and conductor of the choir at the Orchestre Philharmonique des Musiciens de Montréal and the children’s choir of Église Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, and was artistic director and conductor of Ensemble Vocal Vivace and of Ensemble Choral Saint-Eustache.
Until 2019 he taught at the Lanaudière School of Music, the Fernand Lindsay Musical Camp and the Université de Québec in Montreal. Always active as a pianist, he has worked with recognized musicians and singers.
Jean-Sébastien was one of three guest conductors for Bach on the Rock during the group’s last season, leading a concert titled A Tale of Two Prodigies, with early works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.