Canadian conductor Michelle Mourre is an engaging and elegant presence on the podium. As the Artistic Director of the Brandon Chamber Players from 2006-2010, she distinguished herself as a conductor of artistic vision and integrity. She has become known for her thoughtful and unconventional programming and is an active champion of new works. She recently made her debut with the Victoria Symphony (Messiah) and since 2013 has served as the conductor for Winnipeg’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Ms. Mourre’s previous guest engagements have included concerts with the Toronto Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Grand Forks Symphony, Soundstreams Canada, Groundswell, and the Winnipeg Symphony.
Prior to her Brandon appointment, she served for three years as Conductor in Residence of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where she made her mark as a versatile leader and audience favourite. She holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral and Operatic Conducting from Indiana University, where she studied with Imre Pallo and Thomas Baldner. She also benefited immensely from working under Maestro Andrey Boreyko during her time in Winnipeg. She is the recipient of a number of honours including the Heinz Unger National Conducting Award.