Yannick Nézet-Séguin holds seven honorary doctorates (Université du Québec à Montréal, 2011; Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, 2014; Rider University, Princeton, 2015; McGill University, Montreal, 2017, Université de Montréal, 2017; Pennsylvania University, 2018; Université Laval, 2021) and has been made a Companion of the Order of Canada (2012), Companion of the Quebec Order for the Arts and Literature (2015), Officer of the National Order of Quebec (2015), Officer of the Ordre de Montréal (2017), honorary member of the Royal Conservatory of Music (2020) and Officer of the French Republic Order for the Arts and Literature (2021).
One of Quebec’s leading cultural ambassadors, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal was founded in 1981 on a bold gamble: that the best way to promote symphonic music is by creating strong ties with the public.
Over the years
Yannick is appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of OM.
Yannick is appointed musical director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, then Honorary Conductor.
Yannick is appointed Musical Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
The first OM’s Europeen tour.
Yannick is appointed Musical Director of te Metropolitan Opera of New York.
Record summer season: More than 70,000 attendees.
Renewal for life of Yannick’s contract with the OM.
End of the season 2019-2020
Yannick’s 600th concert with the OM.