Newswire | Appointment of Fabienne Voisin as President and CEO of the Orchestre Métropolitain

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MONTREAL, Oct. 13, 2022 /CNW/ – The board of administrators of the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) is happy to announce the appointment of Fabienne Voisin because the group’s new president and CEO. As such, she succeeds Jean R. Dupré, who has held the place for the final 10 years. Ms. Voisin will assume her new duties on December 1, 2022. With an academic background in music and enterprise administration in addition to strong expertise in cultural administration and intensive information of the symphonic repertoire, Ms. Voisin has had a powerful profession path. For 11 years, she was head of the Orchestre nationwide d’Île-de-France (ONDIF), one of many 20 orchestras worldwide essentially the most invested in instructional and cultural outreach.


Of their missions and values, the OM and the ONDIF have many factors in widespread. Each orchestras have devoted themselves to placing the symphonic repertoire inside the attain of everybody and travelling to satisfy audiences on their dwelling turf. Dedicated to symphonic music and guided by the need to make it accessible to as many individuals as doable, Ms. Voisin has, over the course of the final decade, made it her major mission to increase dissemination of and entry to this artwork over a large space, whereas additionally remaining centered on viewers range. She has additionally run many initiatives in inventive training and to democratize the symphonic repertoire, additionally a central thrust of the OM’s mission.

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After finding out music on the Conservatoire de Lyon and the Conservatoire Boulogne-Billancourt, Fabienne Voisin launched into a administration research program to grasp all features of live performance group. She then joined a manufacturing firm that organizes two festivals and greater than 200 live shows a 12 months, earlier than becoming a member of the ONDIF to provide and promote its live shows. In 2011, after 5 years in west Africa, the place she centered on musical initiatives involving practically 3,000 kids, she returned to the ONDIF as its CEO. As she sees it, “music is a witness to historical past and the common expression of all life’s feelings. We have now an obligation to position that inside everybody’s attain and create circumstances conducive to this sharing.” Her imminent new tackle the OM has already stamped the following chapter of its future and the sharing of many values.

“It’s with nice pleasure that we welcome Fabienne Voisin because the OM’s new President and CEO. Understanding her dedication, management qualities and distinctive profession path, I’m satisfied she’s going to achieve taking the helm so consummately held by Jean R. Dupré for the final 10 years. An excellent supervisor, Jean has made a big contribution to the expansion and success of the OM, which now enjoys an enviable place within the cultural ecosystem at dwelling and overseas. Jean was in a position to flip round and preserve the Orchestre’s monetary well being whereas additionally giving the ensemble a excessive profile and guaranteeing its proficient musicians obtain correct recognition. Fabienne Voisin is thus taking the reins of a flourishing and bold establishment. I’m delighted she has agreed to hitch the large OM household and am sure our work collectively might be productive and long-lasting.”
– Érik J. Ryan, Chair of the Board of Administrators, Orchestre Métropolitain

“I’m delighted to welcome Fabienne Voisin, a very distinctive lady, to the crew to take up the outstanding work of Jean R. Dupré. Fabienne shares my values and people of the OM relating to the Orchestre’s mission. She’s going to convey a world perspective to that mission and to reaching our bold objectives.”
– Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Creative Director and Principal Conductor of the OM

“After 11 large years as wealthy as they had been busy on the head of the Orchestre nationwide d’Île-de-France, I’m honoured and excited to embark on the OM journey alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the musicians and the remainder of the crew. The Orchestre’s shut relationship with the Montrealers, its need to succeed in out to and embrace the widest doable viewers, to share with it the total richness of the repertoire and, by means of its programming, to think about a extra simply and harmonious world: these are all values that matter deeply to me – beneficiant and engaged acts that advance the Orchestre’s ambition and consciousness of its place in society. I look ahead to serving to write its future.”
– Fabienne Voisin

This appointment is contingent upon receiving the mandatory approvals from the suitable authorities.


A serious cultural ambassador of Quebec, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal has taken up the problem, since its founding in 1981, of forging a singular bond with its neighborhood. Acknowledged for its boldness, authenticity and neighborhood involvement, the OM has been evolving for greater than 20 years alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin, whose contract as Creative Director and Chief Conductor was renewed for all times in 2019. Recipient of many nationwide awards and having produced some twenty recordings on the Canadian label ATMA Classique, the OM presents greater than 50 live shows annually, on the Maison symphonique de Montréal and all through town, along with supply free live shows in Montreal parks in the course of the summer time season. The OM has accomplished two worldwide excursions, in Europe and the US, and works intently with a number of prestigious firms, together with the Opéra de Montréal.

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