Thomas Le Duc-Moreau served as assistant conductor at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal from 2019 to 2021. Upon assuming the position, he made his debut with the OSM by conducting a season concert at short notice. Subsequently, he led the orchestra in two more season concerts including African American composer William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 2, performed for the first time at the OSM, and Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat in collaboration with the Black Theater Workshop. In the summer of 2021 with the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal, he conducted the first-ever symphonic concert by Quebec pianist Alexandra Stréliski in arrangements by composer Blair Thompson. During his tenure at the OSM, in addition to serving as assistant to Music Director Kent Nagano, he has collaborated with guest conductors Bernard Labadie, Valery Gergiev, Susanna Mälkki, Rafael Payare, and François-Xavier Roth.
Appreciated for his listening skills and flexibility, Le Duc-Moreau has also conducted more than 20 OSM concerts for young audiences and special events, while taking part in numerous educational activities and initiatives aimed at strengthening ties with the community. Most notably, he participates in the development of the OSMose project, which allows children with autism spectrum disorders to discover the instruments of the orchestra through adapted workshops.
Previously, he assisted Fabien Gabel at the Orchestre symphonique de Québec in 2018-2019 and Jacques Lacombe at the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, from 2016 to 2018. He is also the Artistic Director and founder of Ensemble Volte, with whom he does not hesitate to highlight important artists of his generation, such as pianist Élisabeth Pion, cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, soprano Emma Fekete and composer Louis-Michel Tougas. Ensemble Volte is also known for its original and daring programming, mixing various art forms with classical music.
Le Duc-Moreau was invited by the Bonn Opera and its conductor Jacques Lacombe in the fall of 2017 to lead three weeks of rehearsals for a new production of Carmen by Bizet. In the summer of 2019, he led rehearsals for the Opéra de Québec’s production of The Flying Dutchman by Wagner, working with director François Girard. In September 2018, he was invited to conduct the Prague National Theatre Orchestra in the prestigious Dvořák Hall at the Rudolfinum, as part of the Young Prague Festival. Thomas Le Duc-Moreau holds a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance (2016) and a Master’s degree in conducting (2018) from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where he studied with Carole Sirois and Jacques Lacombe, respectively.