Éric Champagne

Eric Champagne - Compositeur collaborateur OM

Musical Excerpt

P. Tchaikovsky - Pas de Deux ('The Nutcracker')

Winner of the Opus award for discovery of the year in January 2014, composer Éric Champagne holds a master’s in composition from the Université de Montréal.

His music is regularly performed in Quebec and across Canada as well as in the United States, Europe and India by renowned ensembles and soloists, including the Academic Chamber Orchestra Zurich (Switzerland), Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver and Kitchener-Waterloos symphony orchestras, National Academy Orchestra of Canada (Hamilton), Toronto Youth Symphony Orchestra, University of Oklahoma Wind Symphony and Quatuor Molinari. Composer in residence at the Orchestre Métropolitain from 2012 to 2014, Éric Champagne regularly collaborates with the Orchestre on various musical and educational projects.

Éric Champagne has won several awards and honours. These include CALQ’s Creation of the Year – Montreal award for his Symphony No. 1, premiered in March 2014 by the Orchestre Métropolitain, the University of Oklahoma’s Michael Hennagin Memorial Composition Prize for his piece Champ-de-Mars, par jour de lumière, the Prix collégien de musique contemporaine for his piece Vers les astres, first prize in the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal’s composition competition and first prize in the organ composition competition of Sherbrooke’s Ensemble Musica Nova.