Bernard Labadie

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Henry Lindsay

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Jemima Pickersgill

Assistant Artist Manager


UK, Europe and Asia: management with Askonas Holt North America: management by Dispeker Artists

About Bernard

Principal Conductor: Orchestra of St. Luke's Music Director: La Chapelle de Québec

Bernard Labadie is widely regarded as one of the world's leading conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire. He founded Les Violons du Roy and was their Music Director for three decades. He continues to be Music Director of his extraordinary choir, La Chapelle de Québec, which he founded in 1985. In 2018 he became Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York.

He is a regular guest with all the major North American orchestras and in Europe has recently appeared with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the period instrument ensembles, the Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

This season he makes debuts with the Royal Liverpool, Tampere and Turku Philharmonic Orchestras.

Bernard is based in Quebec


Season Highlights

Jan 2024
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Handel: The Messiah Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Lydia Teuscher (soprano) Hugh Cutting (counter tenor) Stuart Jackson (tenor)
Jan 2024
Turku Concert Hall
Haydn: Symphony No. 26 'Lamentatione' Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 C major Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K. 543 Turku Philharmonic Andreas Brantelid (cello)
Feb 2024
Tampere Hall
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito (Overture) Mozart: 'Giunse alfin il momento' from Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Mozart: 'Al desio di chi t’adora' from Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Mozart: Zaide Mozart: Mauerische Trauermusik K. 477 Mozart: Venga la morte / non temer amato bene KV 490 Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter' K. 551 Tampere Philharmonic Lucy Crowe (soprano)