Marc Bourdeau is a Canadian pianist, chamber musician and vocal coach from Montréal. He received his essential training in Montréal, New York, Geneva and London. His discography consists of a dozen albums as well as singles and EPs.
He has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East, appearing in renowned venues and festivals, including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Weill Recital Hall (New York), Suntory Recital Hall (Tokyo), the Musikverein (Vienna), the Tonhalle (Zürich), the Ravinia Festival, the Festival de Lanaudière, and the Festival de Montpellier.
He has also played on radio broadcasts for CBC/Radio-Canada, France Musique, Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR 3, and National Public Radio (USA).
Without being a specialist of 20th and 21st century music, Marc regularly performs works by composers from his native country, among whom Alexina Louie, Claude Vivier, Jacques Hétu, François Morel, Rachel Laurin, Pierre Mercure, Jean Coulthard, Denis Gougeon, Lionel Daunais, Oskar Morawetz, Harry Somers, André Mathieu, Srul Irving Glick, Ann Southam, and John Rea. He notably premièred two works by Rachel Laurin: the Sonata for Flute and Piano, opus 29, with Michel Bellavance, and the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, opus 46, with the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières under the direction of Jacques Lacombe.
He has held positions in Switzerland, Canada and Qatar, and has given masterclasses at leading institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Shanghai Conservatory, and the Royal College of Music.
Musician, audio producer and sound engineer, Anne-Marie Sylvestre stands out thanks to the combination of her skills and talents which brilliantly bring together the fields of sound recording and musical interpretation.
A graduate of McGill University, she has recorded nearly 300 discs from various eras and genres, ranging from medieval music to contemporary works, from symphony orchestra to chamber music and Lied, through choral works and jazz or folk groups.
Among the artists and ensembles with whom she has collaborated are Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Karina Gauvin, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Bernard Labadie, Janina Fialkowska, the Violons du Roy, Alain Trudel, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Quatuor Molinari, I Musici de Montréal, and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.
Haruka Nagata is an audio engineer and music producer whose work centers on acoustic recording and classical music editing.
Originally from Japan, she earned a B.Mus degree in Sound Media from the Nagoya University of the Arts, followed by a M.Mus degree in Sound Recording at McGill University, and an Audio Recording Engineer Practicum at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
She has worked on recording projects for a variety of labels, among which Naxos, Leaf Music, Analekta, Centrediscs, New Focus Recordings, and De Haske, collaborating with ensembles and artists such as the Orchestre Métropolitain, Karina Gauvin, Ensemble Caprice, Mark Fewer, Infusion Baroque, Lorraine Vaillancourt, and the Aichi Symphony Orchestra.
Since December 2022, Haruka is Associate Producer at Leaf Music, one of Eastern Canada’s leading recording labels.
Swiss director Lou-Théa Papaloïzos first studied at the New York Film Academy, then at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ÉCAL), and the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD).
Her filmography includes, among others, Liliane A., a short documentary which traveled to several festivals in France and Switzerland; the short film Les muses de Thésaurus, a co-production between the ÉCAL and the daily newspaper Le Temps; the documentary short Le courant tous les jours; the short fiction On se le dit pour la détresse; and Nebraska, a short fiction notably shown during the Cinemania festival in Montréal.
Since 2020, Lou-Théa works in Belgium and Switzerland as a director, producer, and production coordinator.
A filmmaker at the crossroads of animation and photography, Moïa Jobin-Paré has been producing, since 2015, multidisciplinary works dedicated to the current image and its hybrid forms, works which bring together her great passions: the moving image, pictorial work, material and digital practices, as well as sound. She has developed a unique and innovative scratching technique on silver photographs, a technique she uses to make short films.
Her first animated film, 4min15 au révélateur, was selected and received awards at numerous festivals, among which the Festival d’Annecy, the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC), the Uppsala International Short Film Festival, the Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, the Vienna Independent Shorts Festival, and the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.
Produced at the animation studio of the National Film Board (NFB), her second experimental animated short, Sans objets, was also selected and screened at several festivals, including the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), the DOK Leipzig, the Göteborg Film Festival, the Cork Film Festival, the Anima Mundi International Animation Festival, the Zagreb AnimaFest, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
The work of Brazilian director and composer Caio Amon focusses on the dialogue between image, music and sound. He specializes in audiovisual projects connected to visual arts, music, theatre and dance, and heads EROICA_conteúdo, a production company creating audiovisual and graphic content for cultural organizations.
His award-winning works include music videos (Passacaille, PamPiano, Blue Echoes, Crenças, Seu Jeito, Prélude romantique), documentaries (Made in Brazil, Decoupage – Iole de Freitas, Buenos Aires Manuscript, Invisible Gesture – Mauro Fuko, Said and Done – Nuno Ramos, Imagine Utopia), dance videos (Rose, Cigány, Piano-Soleil, Beej), and content for significant Brazilian festivals and institutions, including an extensive series of videos for the Bach Brazil Society.
Other notable collaborations feature the Nieuw Ensemble and the Atlas Ensemble in Amsterdam, the Mercosul Biennial, the Ling Institute, the Dutch Theatre, Fine Arts and Film Academy, the Iberê Camargo Foundation, and Holland Opera. Awards and nominations embrace the Music Video Audience Award, the Gramado International Film Festival, the Açorianos Theatre Award, and KinoBeat.
Caio earned degrees from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, the Amsterdam Conservatorium, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He has composed music for albums as well as short and feature films, including A Nuvem Rosa (The Pink Cloud), Blue Echoes, O Fim dos Tempos, Nau, Cross Cap, 2068, Safira, Imobilhados, Música para Quando as Luzes se Apagam (Music When The Lights Go Out), and Vento.
Yann-Manuel Hernandez is a Montréal-based scriptwriter, director, and cinematographer, born in Guatemala. He is a graduate of the Université de Montréal and co-founder of the production company Les mains sales films. Thanks to Telefilm Canada’s Talent To Watch programme, he made his first feature film, Déserts, which was presented in 2016 as the opening film of the « Nouveaux alchimistes » section of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC).
In addition to Déserts, his filmography as a director includes Lucioles, Les Évaporés, La faim du monde, Nous avons déserté, Tout sur Margo, Jungle, and La vie est un fracas. He is currently preparing his second feature entitled Entre la vie et la mort, and will create the visuals, shot in Nunavik, of Elisapie’s new show.
He has collaborated, as a director or cinematographer, on several music videos for artists and bands such as Plants and Animals (Le Queens, Love That Boy), Carla Blanc (Comme au cinéma, Hera,Prends ça doux), SUUNS (Translate, Paralyzer), Zouz (Seuls), Bibi Club (Le matin), and La Bronze (Je flottais). His contribution to Montréal Musica includes The Gentle Waltz, Las Meninas, Prélude « À mes filles », and Prélude romantique.
In the area of dance, Yann-Manuel has notably collaborated on projects by Louise Bédard (Démesure, À tes pulsions), Mélanie Demers (Mama, Icône Pop, La Goddam Voie Lactée), Danièle Desnoyers (7 Perspectives), and Hélène Blackburn (Arena, Cas Public). Documentaries and shorts on which he has worked include I’m Your Man (A Portrait of Leonard Cohen), Reminiscence of 15 Musicians in Beirut, L’enfant-tempête, and Le vol des chenilles.
His artistic production has been selected and screened at numerous festivals, among which the Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA), the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC), the Festival Quartier Danse, the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), the Festival International Fantasia, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Short To The Point Festival, the Rome Prisma Film Awards, the FilmFest Dresden International Shorts, the Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, and the Minimalen Short Film Festival.