Walter Boudreau

Walter Boudreau studied analysis and composition with Gilles Tremblay at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Bruce Mather at McGill University and Serge Garant at the Université de Montréal. Recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council [for the Arts], he continued his training with Messiaen in Paris, Boulez in Cleveland, and Xenakis, Ligeti, Stockhausen and Kagel in Darmstadt. He was also supported by the Canada Council [for the Arts] to pursue research in computer music at the Centre de calcul of the Université de Montréal, at SFU in Vancouver and at the Center for Music Experiment of the University of California, San Diego.

A composer of great originality, Boudreau already has a catalog of more than 40 works including music for orchestra, voice, instrumental ensemble, piano, percussion, as well as music for film. Winner of the first CBC Composition Competition (1974) and of the Jules Léger Prize (1982) for new chamber music, he was awarded the Grand Prix Paul Gilson by the Community of French Language Radios for Golgot(h)a.

For the past twenty years, Walter Boudreau has directed numerous ensembles and orchestras in the interpretation of 20th century music, most of these performances being recent works and premieres. He has recorded a dozen albums for Radio Canada International (RCI), the Société nouvelle d’enregistrement (SNE), Polydor and Centrediscs.

Walter Boudreau has been artistic director and principal conductor of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) since April 1988. He was also named composer in residence to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in September 1990.

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Walter Boudreau

Montréal (Québec), 1947

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (saxophone)
  • Conductor

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Works

Past concerts

21 Janu 2018
13h00 – 17h00
AperghisBouchardBoudreauCageCompagneDeromeEvangelistaGougeonHétuJulien-RobertLaporteMartinMorinNormandeauOesterleSarkissianToninatoVivierXenakis
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
7 Dece 2017
20h00
BerathaDavidEvangelistaWindha
In person
Montréal (Québec)
26 Febr 2015
19h00
BoscBoudreauBrégentBreuleuxCageLebrat
In person
Montréal (Québec)
26 Sept 2014
20h00
BoscBoudreauRaymondReichThibault
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
17 May 2014
20h00
Michaud
In person
Montréal (Québec)
16 May 2014
20h00
Michaud
In person
Montréal (Québec)
15 May 2014
20h00
Michaud
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Apri 2014
19h00
BertrandGougeonLlugdarMichaudThibault
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 May 2012
13h30
BoudreauSokolovićZappa
In person
Montréal (Québec)
22 Marc 2009
16h00
BeethovenBoudreauFrehnerKoering
In person
Paris (France)
18 Marc 2009
21h00
BoudreauCageFrehnerKoeringVörösova
In person
Lyon (Rhône, France)
15 Marc 2009
10h45
BeethovenBoudreauFrehnerKoering
In person Free admission
Montpellier (Hérault, France)
1 Marc 2009
20h00
AyresBoudreauKulentyVoorvelt
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
7 Nove 2008
20h00
Série QB
AyresBoudreauKulentyVoorvelt
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Nove 2007
Cancelled In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Janu 2006
20h00
BoudreauBoulianeLesage
In person
Montréal (Québec)