Geneviève Leclair, Music Director
Canadian conductor Geneviève Leclair was appointed Music Director of Parkway Concert Orchestra in 2013 and Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music in 2016. She is also a guest conductor with The National Ballet of Canada and a member of the Board of Directors of the Conductors Guild. Equally at home in the symphony, ballet and opera worlds, she was Assistant Conductor for Boston Ballet from 2010 to 2016 and has since returned to the company as Guest Conductor.
Ms. Leclair had the privilege of being selected to participate in the 2017 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Canadian Conductor Showcase. She has also won the 2016 American Prize in Conducting, college/university division and taken 2nd place in the professional orchestra division. In 2010, she was honored to receive the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award in Orchestral Conducting.
In recent years, she has had the opportunity to guest conduct various orchestras both in Canada and the United States, including Winnipeg Symphony, Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, and New England Conservatory Chamber and Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Her performances have been hailed as “impeccable” (Boston Phoenix), “ravishing” and of “exemplary pacing and reading” (Hugh Fraser) while her conducting style is praised for its “verve and precision,” “confident dynamics and tempos, crisp rhythms, and crystalline phrasing creat[ing] powerful forward momentum” (Carla DeFord).
Geneviève Leclair’s personal web site contains additional information: http://www.genevieveleclair.com