thumbnail_Gort_4199_HR_V1Cristian Germán Gort

Cristian Germán Gort started his studies in composition and musical writing, conducting, history, piano, brass, and percussion, in his home country, Argentina. From the age of 5 he was a member of orchestras, ensembles, choirs and theater groups. In 1994, he obtained a position in the lyric seminar of the renowned San Martin Theater in Córdoba, Argentina, with which he toured all over the country. In 1997, he continued his studies in orchestration and composition at Laval University, where he obtained a master’s degree in composition. He then studied analysis and conducting at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, where he was awarded the orchestral conducting award in 2001.

He is currently the artistic director and conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle and of the Musica Viva vocal ensemble. He has also taught at Université de Montréal’s Atelier de musique contemporaine and at McGill University. His strong interest in 20th and 21st century music has led him to participate in the premieres of many works (symphonic music, operas, chamber and choral music) in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 2016, he completed is fifth collaboration with Chants libres productions, taking part in the creation of a new opera, The Trials of Patricia Isasa by Kristin Norderval, which was awarded two Opus Prizes for Concert of the year – Modern music, contemporary, and Concert of the year – Montreal.

He has also collaborated with several other creations, such as Exercises de conversation et de diction française pour étudiants américains by José Evangelista, Prochain depart by Simon Bertrand, Sans électricité les oiseaux disparaissent (Photopera) by Vincent Olivier-Gagnon, Foudroyé by Ben Shemi , Isabelle Panneton’s Arche, Tim Brady’s Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethume, and Alban Berg’s Wozzeck produced at the Lille Opera in France. He directed the creation of the musical psychodrama theater La Faim d’Artaud by Analia Llugdar and the opera-performance Perdre Pied by Jimmie Leblanc. Among his other creations, he created John Oliver’s Alternate Visions opera at Usine C in Montreal and Fausto Romitelli’s video-opera An Index of Metal.




Winds et Percussion


Jean-Yves Chevrolat, solo
Anne Marie Poirier
Anne-Isabelle Bourdon
Félix Gagnon-Grenier
Julie Gagnon
Madeleine Chaput
Paola Moresoli
Sophie Jauvin
Catherine Soum
Gabrielle Gauthier-Durand
Isabelle Courtois
Christian Mallet
Gabrielle Tremblay
Nadine Pelletier
Bertrand Nguyen
Colleen Stanton
Alexandre Tow
Gabriela Opas
Elizabeth Tavares-Lemay
Emmanuel Rodien


Mathieu Voghel-Robert, solo
Claudia Mack
Chantal Ouellet
Camille Laplante-Rayworth
Tom Reyburn
Nadine Kolment
Bastien Delage
Camille Roberge
Renaud Chartier
Guilien Skorny


Serge Paradis, solo
Boyan Djefersky
Marie Corbeil
Aude Bandini
Marie-Ève Marcoux
Corinne Bergeron
Pascal Gaudreault


Carlos Maldonado Cisneros
Pablo Seib
Gabriel Drolet


Melissa Pipe
Micheline Ellyson
Patricia McMullen


Carl Chapdelaine
Mihail Zhekov
Claudine Tarte


Annie Thibault
Daniel Després
David Weigens


Colin Chalk
Roanne Levitt


Allison Duff
Laura Heino
Sylvie Allard
Karissa Wong


Sylvain Nolet
Chantal Turcotte
Stephen Grott


Alex Gutjahr
Jonathan Talbot
Parker King-Fournier


Nicolas Martin


Michel Côté


Mario Croteau




Brigitte Couture – President
Christian Mallet – Vice-President
Anne-Isabelle Bourdon – Program and communications
Chantale Turcotte – Internal communications
Micheline Ellyson – Logistics
Catherine Soum – Secretary
Nicolas Jelic – Treasurer

Artistic Committee

Colin Chalk
Jean-Yves Chevrolat
Cristian Gort
Nadine Kolment
Claudia Mack
Anne Marie Poirier


Graphics – Mikaela Duberry
Recording – Mark Corwin, Jan Marut and Simon Bellefleur
Music Librarian- Colin Chalk