In the Medias

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McGill Chamber Orchestra presents “La Suite du promeneur”


On May 5th, conductor Boris Brott will introduce La Suite du Promeneur to the McGill Chamber Orchestra’s program. Louis Babin and Brott will be reunited 23 years after the work’s initial creation by the Orchestre de l’Isle, which the maestro conducted at the time.

The concert will take place in the magnificent Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Bourgie Hall at 20:00.

La Suite du Promeneur has been performed by many orchestras since its inception and broadcasted in numerous countries. La Suite appeals to the listener’s heart and his desire to live life to the fullest. As Louis Babin observes in the program notes,

Do not be a mere spectator. Do not be afraid of mistakes. Go to the end with the undoubted satisfaction of not being outdone by life.

Boris Brott, Louis Babin, as well as Belgian violinist and guest soloist Marc Bouchkov, will take part in a discussion preceding the concert, at 18:30. Bouchkov won the First Prize at the 12th Montreal International Musical Competition.

Selected works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky will also be performed.


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Source in French : Orchestre de chambre McGill présente son concert Violon premier prix |

Also in English :


Here is a glimpse of it, the second movement of the Suite du promeneur : L’extase

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky directing, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2012

Meegan Dumahel and Eric Radford in individual competition at Sotchi


The Canadian Figure Skating Team is the silver medalist at the team competition at the Olympics!

Congratulions to the team members and specially to Meegan Duhamel and Eric Radford. They took the second place in pair’s short program skating with grace on Eric’s own composition Tribute for which I contributed.

They will perform again with the same choreography and music for the individual competition on February 11th starting at 10 am (time of Montreal).

The music online at together with an interview I gave to journalist Frédéric Cardin about some aspects of the music project. (in French)

To view the full performance at the team competition, click on the picture.

An Olympics First: Athlete Eric Radford Will Skate to His Music


The Olympics Games depict great athletic accomplishments, all of which happen before our very eyes. Amongst them, I think of figure skater Eric Radford who will represent Canada with his partner Meegan Duhamel at the upcoming 2014 Sotchi Winter Games. Eric’s dream of skating to the sound of Tribute, his own composition, will come true during the execution of his short program to a Julie Marcotte choreography. I had the privilege to produce, orchestrate and conduct the recording session. Eric composed Tribute in memory of his trainer Paul Wirtz whom lost his battle to cancer in 2006.

You will be able to hear it during the performance of their pairs short program. The event starts February 6th.

My best wishes go out to Eric, Meegan and Julie, all of whom are innovating by skating to Eric’s original composition. It is an Olympics first and I commend them for their audacity. During the recording session, I saw Eric being moved by hearing his music being played by the strings of the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil. Also worthy of note is the fantastic work of Sylvain Lefebvre and his team at Lamajeure Studio. Moreover, the recording session was the object of a TSN/CTV report produced by Tracey Britnell.

Eric Radford, Meegan Duhamel and Louis Babin on TSN / CTV


Here is the smal interview produced by Tracy Britnell as a TSN / CTV production.

Eric Radford is explaining the origin of his music Tribute written for the short program aiming for the Sotchi Olympic Games with his partner Meegan Duhamel. We see some of the work done in the studio La Majeure in Montreal in the summer of 2013. Also some footage with Julie Marcotte their choregrapher.

I had the privilege to produce, orchestrate and conduct the recording session.

The Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil provided the musicians.