The recipient of multiple conducting awards, Véronique Lacroix founded the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) in 1987, to work closely with composers. Wholly passionate for Canadian new music, she has premiered more than 300 works discovering and showcasing dozens of emerging composers through ECM+’s famous Generation project which toured Canada coast to coast every 2 years, for 20 years.

The trailblazing programming approach that Lacroix integrated from the start into the ECM+’s concerts are at the heart of the orchestra’s mission which is to bring contemporary music to the largest audience possible. Well known for taking innovative multidisciplinary paths, Lacroix’s “Total work of Art” philosophy creates an immersive and multi-sensorial experience that enlightens and deepens the appreciation of new sounds and ideas.

In addition to ECM+, Véronique Lacroix conducts the new music virtuosos at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where her pedagogical contributions have been highly regarded since 1997. From 2015 to 2021, she also led the Orford Musique New Music Academy, in partnership with high profile Canadian composers such as Christos Hatzis, Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicolas Gilbert, Jean Lesage, Christopher Butterfield and Ana Sokolović, whose chamber music repertoire was recorded by ECM+ on two CDs (ATMA and Centerdiscs labels).
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