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Named "a promising young conductor," Christophe Huss (Le Devoir), Francis Choinière is a versatile musician active as a conductor, composer and concert producer. This upcoming season Choinière will conduct nearly 70 concerts, in 20 different concert halls in North America including a debut at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. 


Winner of the prestigious Prix Goyer Mécénat Musica 2023 and the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Conducting Fellowship, Choinière has collaborated with some of the world’s top international artists, including engagements with Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Ute Lemper, Patrick Bruel and Mario Pelchat. 


Choinière is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the OPCM (Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur des Mélomanes), successfully programming large choral and symphonic masterworks for the organization. Choinière is also the Principal Conductor and Co-Artistic Director of l'Orchestre FILMharmonique. Choinière is highly engaged in the Canadian music scene. As co-founder and president of GFN Productions, he is passionate about expanding and developing classical music audiences through the presentation of new symphonic programs with film including Fantasia, Star Wars, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings.


Choiniere has also been featured in a number of recordings for film and albums including, Vivaldi and Piazolla’s Four Seasons, Requiem de Francois Dompierre,  Phoneme (Francois Dompierre), Arise (Clann), Noel à l’Opera (Lyrico), Hidden Assets (Michel Corriveau). 


In 2022, he worked as assistant conductor at the Canadian Opera Company for a production of Bizet's Carmen with conductor Jacques Lacombe. During the 2020-2021 season, Choinière served as assistant and cover conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra under Alexander Shelley. 


Choinière completed his Master’s Degree in Conducting at McGill University, studying with Alexis Hauser, and has received many scholarships and prizes during his studies. Choinière has refined his conducting in masterclasses with renowned conductors including Francois Xavier Roth, Yoav Talmi, and Colin Metters.


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