Bernard Labadie

La Chapelle de Québec, Music Director
Principal Conductor, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (from 2018/19)

“Labadie’s devotion to the score became more and more essential. One felt we were hearing the score exactly as Mozart wanted us to hear it.”
The Globe and Mail, January 2017


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.

He is a regular guest with all the major North American orchestras and has made appearances in Europe with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra, Orchèstre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Musikkollegium Winterthur, the NDR Orchestra in Hannover and the Melbourne and Malaysian Symphony Orchestras.

His honours include “Officer of the Order of Canada” awarded by the Canadian Government and “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec”.


Online Performances


Bernard Labadie announced as the new Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s from 2018/19, full story here.