Jean Lesage

Jean Lesage received his musical studies at the Montréal Conservatory of Music with Gilles Tremblay in analyses and composition, with Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux and Yves Daoust in electroacoustic, with Clermont Pépin in orchestration and with Bernard and Mireille Lagacé in organ and harpsichord. Meeting John Rea was crucial in his musical training. He has composed over forty works that have been performed in Canada, in France, in Germany, in Holland, in Switzerland, in England, in Italy and in Austria. Many of his works have been commissionned by Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, SMCQ, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and CBC. He was awarded many prizes such as CAPAC (1987) and the Canada Council’s Robert Fleming Prize (1988).Very active on the Montréal music scene, Jean Lesage was a board member of the Association pour la création et la recherche électroacoustique du Québec (ACREQ), he was head of programming for the Société des concerts alternatifs du Québec (SCAQ), he is a member of the artistic committee for the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) since 1990. He was also the host of the Société Radio-Canada (SRC) radio program Musique actuelle from 1987-1995. During the summer of 1996, he produced and hosted, for SRC, a series of 12 radio shows entitled Musique du Québec which presented Québec’s musical modernism. In 1996-97, he was chief editor of the magazine Circuit, the north-American magazine on 20th century music. In 1998 he worked with Denys Bouliane in compiling the book Présences de la musique québécoise.

Jean Lesage

Montréal (Québec), 1958

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Writer

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Works

Past concerts

9 June 2017
8:00 pm
BachBeethovenHaydnIvesLesageMillerPurcellSchumannSokolovićStravinskyWebern
Montréal (Québec)
30 Apri 2017
11:00 am
BachLesageSchumann
Gatineau (Québec)
28 Febr 2017
5:00 pm
GougeonLesageReaSokolovićTremblayVivierZorn
Montréal (Québec)
22 Apri 2010
8:00 pm
Série QB
II
HouleLesageOesterleSmith
Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
23 Augu 2006
BoulianeLesage
Saint-Irénée (Québec)
17 Janu 2006
8:00 pm
BoudreauBoulianeLesage
Montréal (Québec)
31 Octo 2003
Série QB
GlassGodinLesageRizzuto
Montréal (Québec)
27 Augu 2003
BoulianeLesageOesterleVivier
Saint-Irénée (Québec)
10 Marc 2003
7:30 pm
Série QB
BartókGubaidulinaLesageNonoProvostRihmSchafer
Montréal (Québec)
14 May 2002
Série QB
Lesage
Montréal (Québec)
21 Sept 2001
GoldsteinLesageOesterleYee
New York City (New York, USA)
15 Sept 2001
5:00 pm
Série QB
BlaisGoldsteinGoloveIvesLaporteLesageOesterleReinhardSharp
Montréal (Québec)
11 Augu 2001
5:00 pm
BrazeltonLesageOesterleYeeZorn
Montréal (Québec)
11 May 2001
Série QB
FeldmanIvesLesageOesterleWolff
Montréal (Québec)
29 Apri 2001
FreyLesageOesterleRea
Berlin (Germany)
29 Apri 2000
BartókLaporteLesage
Sherbrooke (Québec)