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About Nicolas

Music Director: Orchestre National de Bretagne (from 2024/25) Artistic Director: Orchestre de l'Agora Principal Guest Conductor: Les Violons du Roy

Nicolas Ellis is Principal Guest Conductor of Les Violons du Roy and the Founder and Artistic Director of the Orchestre de l’Agora, who this season celebrate their tenth anniversary. He becomes Music Director of the Orchestre National de Bretagne in the 24/25 season. He previously held the position of Artistic Partner to Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain.

This season he debuts at the Opéra de Montréal (Le Nozze di Figaro and Poppea) and at the Opéra de Québec (Die Fledermaus); also with the San Diego Symphony for an all-Beethoven programme. He returns to the Orchestre National de Bretagne and Vancouver Symphony.

In his positions as Principal Guest of Les Violons du Roy and Artistic Director of Orchestre de l’Agora, he conducts repertoire this season ranging from Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea, to Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony; and from Bach Cantatas to new commissions.

Recent highlights have included Britten's War Requiem at Graz Opera, Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges at Opéra de Montréal and symphonic engagements with the Orchestre Métropolitain, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Saskatoon Symphony and Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Future plans include debuts with Tampere Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony and a European tour with the Ensemble Resonanz and Anna Prohaska.

Nicolas is based in Montreal
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23/24 Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Place des Arts, Montreal
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Opéra de Montréal
Nov 2023
Salle Bourgie, Montréal
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in D Major, RV 234 'L'inquietudine' Corelli: Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 6 No. 3 F. Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 5 in G Minor P. Locatelli: Concerto for Violin Op. 3 No. 12 'Il laberinto armonico' G. Tartini: Sonata for Violin in G Minor, GT 2.g05 Devil's Trill Sonata Les Violons du Roy Kerson Leong (violin)
Nov 2023
Place des Arts, Montréal
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Opéra de Montréal