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Bernard Labadie

Bernard Labadie


Bernard Labadie has established himself worldwide as one of the preeminent conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire, a reputation closely tied to his work with Les Violons du Roy (for which he served as Music Director from its inception until 2014) and La Chapelle de Québec. With these two ensembles he has regularly toured Canada, the US and Europe, in major venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fish-er Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, The Barbican, The Concertgebouw, and the Salzburg Festival, among others. He began a four-year term as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in the 2018-19 season.

In 2019-20, he guest conducts the Chicago Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society, National Arts Center Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Utah Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre National de Lyon and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Labadie has become a regular presence on the podiums of the ma-jor North American orchestras, including the Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Colorado, Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and San Francisco symphonies; the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; the Los An-geles and New York philharmonics; the Handel & Haydn Society; and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montré-al. International audiences in past seasons have seen and heard Maestro Labadie conduct the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphony Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Collegium Vocale Ghent, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, WDR Sin-fonieorchester (Cologne), and Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

His extensive discography includes many critically acclaimed recordings on Dorian, ATMA and Virgin Clas-sics labels, including Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and a collaborative recording of Mozart’s Requiem with Les Vio-lons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec, both of which received Canada’s Juno Award. Other recordings in-clude C.P.E. Bach’s complete cello concertos with Truls Mørk and Les Violons du Roy; J.S. Bach’s complete piano concertos with Alexandre Tharaud, both on Virgin Classics; and Haydn’s piano concertos with Marc-Andre Hamelin as soloist, released by Hyperion. He has received Paris’ Samuel de Champlain award, the Ca-nadian government’s “Officer of the Order of Canada”, and his home province has named him “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec”.

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At the Philadelphia Orchestra, a Funeral March, a Requiem, and Mozart’s Angriest Symphony. It Was a Wonderful Time

“That’s not to minimize the revelatory nature of Bernard Labadie’s approach. The baroque and classical repertoire specialist led a slimmed-down ensemble Thursday night while sitting on a piano bench (as he does all the time now), and brought a generally early-music character to an ensemble widely admired for its fat, lustrous wall of sound.”

– Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia InquirerRelated Link

Beethoven & Mozart Getting Riveting Interpretations In Famed Hall

“The evening began with OSL performing Haydn’s “Overture to L’isola disabitata,” which showed the tremendous enthusiasm of the orchestra members as they played along to the Sturm und Drang style. With aesthetically intelligent tempo and dynamics, the orchestra increased excitement for the night’s line-up.”

– Jennifer Pyron, OperawireRelated Link

Refreshing Exactitude from H+ H

“Almost percussive in precision, with accentuated articulation between notes, the orchestra exercised a lean muscularity, mesmerizing to behold. More than merely illuminate a familiar masterpiece, the musicians’ x-ray vision revealed the structural rigor underlying all those catchy tunes”

– CJ Ru, The Boston Musical IntelligencerRelated Link

Oratorio of Oratorios, Forever and Ever: Handel & Haydn Society Delivers a Stirring ‘Messiah’

“Friday night at Symphony Hall, Handel and Haydn Society’s spry “Messiah” with conductor Bernard Labadie illuminated yet another reason why the oratorio reigns as it does. It invites listeners to connect with it, whether through religious belief or, like me, just love of music: to join the chorus in spirit, if not in actual song. Labadie and H+H’s performance didn’t so much invite as it urged.”

– Zoe Madonna, The Boston GlobeRelated Link

With Mozart and Haydn Masses, Less Is More

“The Orchestra of St. Luke’s with La Chapelle de Québec, conducted by Bernard Labadie, outdid all expectations, with a world-class performance that would be the envy of any ensemble.”

– Daniel Gelernter, National ReviewRelated Link

A New Conductor Inspires the Orchestra of St. Luke’s

“With Mr. Labadie at its helm, the ensemble looks set to develop a distinct profile on the New York scene. I certainly can’t remember hearing a better rendition of the opening bars of Mozart’s Requiem, with claustrophobic string figures under a yearning wind chorale — floating, evenly weighted, as on an updraft of air.”

– Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York TimesRelated Link

Labadie and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Play a Stylish Classical Program

“Sometimes, though, it’s the smaller concerts, and those with less-familiar music, that provide exceptional musical experiences. This weekend’s program by guest conductor Bernard Labadie and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, proved to be a little gem.”

– Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-DispatchRelated Link

Cleveland Orchestra Displays Impressive Versatility with Conductor Bernard Labadie

What impression the work would have made in other hands, one can only guess. What’s certain is that the performance Thursday left at least one regular listener wanting more. More of Rigel, more of Labadie, and more of both with the Cleveland Orchestra.

– Zachary Lewis, Cleveland Plain DealerRelated Link

Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale Offer a “Requiem” of Rare Beauty

– Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities Pioneer PressRelated Link

BSO Opens New Years with All-Mozart Program

There were deft touches at nearly every turn, little bends in phrase or tempo that made the music seem quite new. The way the conductor caught both the suavity and the swagger of the Minuet was but one example.

– Tim Smith, Baltimore SunRelated Link

St. Luke’s Orchestra Plays Mozart and Beethoven at Carnegie Hall

“Gorgeous playing of genius works… French-Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie, the principal conductor designate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led the orchestra in its triumphant second concert of the season at Carnegie Hall.”

– Barry Bassis, The Epoch TimesRelated Link

 

Haydn Piano Concerto Nos. 3, 4, & 11 – Haydn Piano Concerto Nos. 3, 4, & 11 | Released 04/09/2013


 

Benda Viola Concertos 1-3 – Cpo Records | Released 07/06/2018


 

Simphonies de Noels – | Released 11/11/2016


 

Opera Arias: Gluck, Haydn, Mozart – Naive | Released 09/11/2012


 

Three Baroque Tenors – Warner Classics | Released 03/22/2011


 

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos – Virgin Classics | Released 03/07/2011


 

Handel: Water Music – ATMA Classique | Released 03/08/2008


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Short Biography

Bernard Labadie has established himself worldwide as one of the preeminent conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire, a reputation closely tied to his work with Les Violons du Roy (for which he served as Music Director from its inception until 2014) and La Chapelle de Québec. With these two ensembles he has regularly toured Canada, the US and Europe, in major venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, The Barbican, The Concertgebouw, and the Salzburg Festival, among others. He begins a four-year term as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in the 2018-19 season.

Full Biography

Bernard Labadie has established himself worldwide as one of the preeminent conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire, a reputation closely tied to his work with Les Violons du Roy (for which he served as Music Director from its inception until 2014) and La Chapelle de Québec. With these two ensembles he has regularly toured Canada, the US and Europe, in major venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fish-er Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, The Barbican, The Concertgebouw, and the Salzburg Festival, among others. He began a four-year term as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in the 2018-19 season.

In 2019-20, he guest conducts the Chicago Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society, National Arts Center Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Utah Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre National de Lyon and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Labadie has become a regular presence on the podiums of the ma-jor North American orchestras, including the Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Colorado, Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and San Francisco symphonies; the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; the Los An-geles and New York philharmonics; the Handel & Haydn Society; and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montré-al. International audiences in past seasons have seen and heard Maestro Labadie conduct the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphony Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Collegium Vocale Ghent, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, WDR Sin-fonieorchester (Cologne), and Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

His extensive discography includes many critically acclaimed recordings on Dorian, ATMA and Virgin Clas-sics labels, including Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and a collaborative recording of Mozart’s Requiem with Les Vio-lons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec, both of which received Canada’s Juno Award. Other recordings in-clude C.P.E. Bach’s complete cello concertos with Truls Mørk and Les Violons du Roy; J.S. Bach’s complete piano concertos with Alexandre Tharaud, both on Virgin Classics; and Haydn’s piano concertos with Marc-Andre Hamelin as soloist, released by Hyperion. He has received Paris’ Samuel de Champlain award, the Ca-nadian government’s “Officer of the Order of Canada”, and his home province has named him “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec”.

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