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  • … Alain Trudel’s reputation is firmly established in Canada, and based on his efforts last week, more of North America may well come to know his ability to create clarity in the cheeky and angular lines of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella ballet suite, and strike the balance between modern sound and Baroque sensibility in the Suite No. 3 of J.S. Bach. And he had two chances to reveal what a sensitive collaborator he is for a soloist…

    Madison Magazine, Greg Hettmansberger, Aug. 19, 2014

 

  • …The high point was a blistering performance of Shostakovich’s 10th symphony…

Washington Post, Charles T. Downey, August 4th 2012

 

  • A new chapter of glory: Trudel a master with Mahler

…In the end, it came down to conductor Trudel’s absolute mastery of the score… Trudel’s passion for this music is at the service of the highest level of musical insight and understand­ing.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Stephen Pederson, June 16th 2009

 

  • …The orchestra played with great zest. Maestro Trudel was at the top of his form, guiding the orchestra toward the triumphant conclusion.

The Beat (London), Renée Silbermann, November 30th 2012, ****/4

 

  • À la tête de cet effectif respectable, Alain Trudel avait les moyens de mettre en valeur la qualité des orchestrations de Holst [The Planets]. Le chef a d’ailleurs fait preuve de savoir-faire et de goût. Précis et efficace, il a su transmettre une belle confiance à son monde, intervenant là où il le fallait, quand il le fallait. Il s’est également appliqué à doser les effets.

Le Soleil (Québec), Richard Boisvert, le 7 mars 2013

 

  • Alain Trudel: brillant retour au National Youth.

…Ce concert confirma une fois de plus son immense talent de meneur d’orchestre, de musicien et d’interprète…

La Presse, Claude Gingras, août 2012

 

  • The orchestra (City Hong-Kong Chamber) achieved fluent phrasing, balanced transparency and distinct rhythm with flying colours under the baton of Alain Trudel…

A Night in Bologna, May 2003

 

  • …it was beautiful playing overseen by conductor Alain Trudel, who is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to the orchestra…

Vancouver Sun, Lloyd Dykk, January 8th 2008

 

  • Enfin Mozart dans la tradition

…Alain Trudel se révèle un chef lyrique de premier ordre…

La Presse, Claude Gingras, le 9 novembre 2009

 

  • Oreilles ravies

…Avec la musique de Mozart, bien sûr, que l’Orchestre Métropolitain rend avec brio sous la baguette d’Alain Trudel.

Voir Montréal, Réjean Beaucage, le 12 novembre 2009

 

  • La Flûte enchantée, un conte jouissif

….Alain Trudel survole la topographie de l’œuvre, évitant les aspérités trop crues, toujours porté par une brise bienveillante sous un ciel radieux.

Resmusica.com, Jacques Hétu, le 10 novembre 2009

 

  • Opéra de Montréal, Gala 30e Anniversaire

…Alain Trudel et l’Orchestre Métropolitain ont accompli un travail de géant dans leur accompagnement des chanteurs.

La Presse, Claude Gingras, le 7 décembre 2009

 

  • Così fan tutte is superb!

…Music Director and Conductor Alain Trudel was masterful in the pit and never let the orchestra at any time overwhelm the performers, maintaining a fine balance between the strings and woodwinds.

The Beat (London), Lain Paterson, ****/4

 

  • Opera York / Hänsel & Gretel

…The biggest coup of all was engaging Alain Trudel as conductor…

Opera Canada, Joseph So, Jan/Feb 2006

 

  • Concours international de Montréal

Opera Canada, 50th Anniversary issue (2009)

Another by-product of the Montréal International Vocal Competition was Alain Trudel, the remarkably sensitive leader of Orchestre Metropolitain. Add his name to the rapidly expanding pantheon of French-Canadian conductors of international calibre.