Founded in 1989 by pianist and conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) is a chamber orchestra of 15 musicians. It delivers a convincing interpretation of today’s musics by granting them the time and attention they deserve. Reflecting a variety of aesthetics, its repertoire is open to the music from all continents and leaves a large amount of room to premieres. Its concerts, public rehearsals and meetings with the composers are all privileged moments of exchange and reflection. Ensemble in residence at the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal, the NEM has performed concerts in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Japan, Australia and Singapore, as well as in seven European countries (Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands). Up to now more than 125 works were composed for the ensemble.
A member of the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM), in residence at the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne receives grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
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