Nicolas Ellis

Conductors   Artists with Orchestra  

Nicolas Ellis is the Artistic Director, Conductor and Founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora and currently serves as Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Mr. Ellis appeared as guest conductor with Les Violons du Roy, the National...

Nicolas Ellis is the Artistic Director, Conductor and Founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora and currently serves as Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Mr. Ellis appeared as guest conductor with Les Violons du Roy, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Orchestre classique de Montréal, the Ottawa Symphony, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.  He also regularly collaborates with the Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier lyrique. During the 2021-2022 season, in addition to his guest conducting engagements, he acted as Assistant Conductor at the Opéra Comique in Paris alongside conductor Raphaël Pichon and the Ensemble Pygmalion, on a new production of Fidelio (Fall 2021). In January 2022, he also acted as cover conductor to Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra for recordings that will be released under the label Deutsche Grammophon.

Nicolas Ellis has performed with renowned artists including Jean-Guihen Queyras, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Julie Boulianne, Hélène Guilmette, Karina Gauvin, Anthony Roth Constanzo and Charles Richard-Hamelin.

In 2013, he founded the Orchestre de l’Agora, an orchestra now recognized on the Montreal scene for its artistically audacious programs and its social engagement. The ensemble has joined force with Share the Warmth Foundation, Les Porteurs de musique and the Espace Transition of the Hôpital Ste-Justine, to give workshops, music lessons and concerts to children from underprivileged neighbourhoods. Agora also presents concerts in places where people frequently lack access to live classical music, such as psychiatric centres, shelters and elderly homes. During the 2021-2022 season, Agora will embark on a new concert series at the Prison Bordeaux in the north of Montreal. On April 22, 2020, the Orchestre de l’Agora donated 138 000$ to Earth Day Canada, the Sierra Club Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada through the Gala de la Terre, a major fundraising event to protect the St-Laurent River estuary. The concerts of Agora have been recorded and broadcast by Radio-Canada and CBC Music, including a production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw in collaboration with the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. During the 2021-2022 season, Agora has performed Bach’s complete Brandenburg concertos, as part of the Montreal Bach Festival. The orchestra has undertaken a series of seven concerts across Québec and Ontario and will renew its status of “resident orchestra” at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.

Nicolas Ellis has participated in a number of conducting workshops, most notably at the Verbier Festival, assisting Maestro Valery Gergiev, the Aspen Music Festival where he studied with Robert Spano, and at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena with Gianluigi Gelmetti.

He is the recipient of the 2017 Bourse de carrière Fernand-Lindsay and was named Revelation of the Year 2018-2019 by Radio-Canada. He is also the recipient of the Heinz Unger Award 2015 sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council. More recently, he won the Prix Goyer Mécénat Musica 2021.

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Videos

Mozart: Symphony n. 25 - Nicolas Ellis / Les Violons du Roy

Gluck: Armide with Karina Gauvin

Corelli : Concerto grosso - Orch. de l'Agora / Nicolas Ellis

Strauss: Don Juan - Nicolas Ellis & l'Orchestre Métropolitain

Tchaikovski - Nicolas Ellis & l'OSQ

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 - Nicolas Ellis / OSQ

A. Roussel : Le festin de l’araignée - Orch. Métropolitain

J. Hétu: La chasse-galerie - Nicolas Ellis & l'OSQ

Barber: Nicolas Ellis and Kerson Leong

Photos

© Maxime Girard-Tremblay
© Maxime Girard-Tremblay
© Maxime Girard-Tremblay
© Maxime Girard-Tremblay

Calendar

November

27 November 2022
20 November 2022
6 November 2022
4 November 2022

October

22 October 2022
12 October 2022
7 October 2022
5 October 2022
2 October 2022
1 October 2022

Nicolas Ellis - & l'Orchestre de l'Agora - Big Bang – Sommet de la création

Montréal, Québec, Canada

September

30 September 2022

Nicolas Ellis - & l'Orchestre de l'Agora - Big Bang – Sommet de la création

Montréal, Québec, Canada
29 September 2022
28 September 2022
24 September 2022

July

31 July 2022
28 July 2022
22 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France

Nicolas Ellis - Concerts Lachine

Lachine, Québec, Canada
19 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
15 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
13 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
11 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
8 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
6 July 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / Idomeneo Rè Di Creta

Aix-en-Provence, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France

June

May

27 May 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Festival Classica

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada
15 May 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre National de Bretagne

Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
13 May 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre National de Bretagne

Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
12 May 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre National de Bretagne

Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France

April

9 April 2022
8 April 2022

March

12 March 2022

February

24 February 2022
19 February 2022
13 February 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre de l'Agora - Théâtre des Deux Rives

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
6 February 2022

Nicolas Ellis - Maison de la musique

Sorel-Tracy, Québec, Canada

January

10 January 2022

Nicolas Ellis - The Philadelphia Orchestra - until January 22, 2022

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

December

12 December 2021

Nicolas Ellis - The Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
10 December 2021

Nicolas Ellis - The Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
9 December 2021

Nicolas Ellis - The Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5 December 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre Métropolitain

Montréal, Québec, Canada

November

28 November 2021
12 November 2021
11 November 2021
6 November 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

October

24 October 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre de l'Agora - Salle Albert-Dumouchel

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, Canada
10 October 2021

August

19 August 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Opéra du Royaume

Saguenay, Québec, Canada
5 August 2021

April

17 April 2021
15 April 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Posponed - Les Violons du Roy

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
11 April 2021
10 April 2021
9 April 2021

March

19 March 2021

Nicolas Ellis - I Musici de Montréal

Montréal, Québec, Canada
14 March 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
3 March 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Clinique Mozart with l'Atelier lyrique et l'Opéra de Montréal

Montréal, Québec, Canada
2 March 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Clinique Mozart with l'Atelier lyrique et l'Opéra de Montréal

Montréal, Québec, Canada

February

28 February 2021
26 February 2021

Nicolas Ellis - Orchestre Métropolitain

Montréal, Québec, Canada

December

10 December 2020

Nicolas Ellis - From December 10 to 30, 2020 - Cancelled - Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal - Nutcracker

Montréal, Québec, Canada

November

23 November 2020
13 November 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Grand Théâtre de Québec

Quebec City, Québec, Canada

October

24 October 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Cancelled - Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
16 October 2020

August

16 August 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière - Cancelled / COVID-19

Laterrière, Québec, Canada
9 August 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Saguenay Quartet and Nicolas Ellis - CAMMAC - Cancelled / COVID-19

Harrington, Québec, Canada
5 August 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Salle Louis-Fréchette - Grand Théâtre de Québec - with the OSQ

Quebec City, Québec, Canada

July

31 July 2020
30 July 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Toronto Summer Music Academy Orchestra - Cancelled / COVID-19

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
26 July 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Solidarity Concert

Montréal, Québec, Canada
12 July 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Les Violons du Roy and L'Orchestre royal de chambre de Wallonie - Domaine Forget - Cancelled / COVID-19

Saint-Irénée, Québec, Canada
10 July 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Les Violons du Roy and L'Orchestre royal de chambre de Wallonie -Cancelled / COVID-19

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
9 July 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Concerts populaires - Centre Pierre-Charbonneau - Cancelled / COVID-19

Montréal, Québec, Canada
6 July 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Festival de Lachine - Cancelled / COVID-19

Lachine, Québec, Canada

June

14 June 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Festival Classica - Cancelled / COVID-19

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada
2 June 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Future Stars' Grand Premiere - Place des Arts - Cancelled / COVID-19

Montréal, Québec, Canada

May

8 May 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Cancelled / COVID-19

Montréal, Québec, Canada

March

29 March 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Cancelled / COVID-19

Montréal, Québec, Canada
28 March 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Cancelled / COVID-19

Victoriaville, Québec, Canada
22 March 2020

Nicolas Ellis - Cancelled / COVID-19

Montréal, Québec, Canada

February

26 February 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
9 February 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada
8 February 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
2 February 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
1 February 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada

January

30 January 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
26 January 2020

Nicolas Ellis

Terrebonne, Québec, Canada

November

17 November 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
12 November 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada
10 November 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Belœil, Québec, Canada

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
9 November 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
8 November 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
7 November 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada

October

4 October 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
3 October 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Quebec City, Québec, Canada

September

13 September 2019

Nicolas Ellis

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

August

17 August 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Orford, Québec, Canada

July

14 July 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Joliette, Québec, Canada
4 July 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Lachine, Québec, Canada

May

15 May 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
14 May 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
10 May 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada

April

18 April 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
9 April 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
6 April 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada

March

31 March 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 March 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 March 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
9 March 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
8 March 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

February

25 February 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
9 February 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
8 February 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada
7 February 2019

Nicolas Ellis

Montréal, Québec, Canada

December

22 December 2018

Nicolas Ellis

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
21 December 2018

Nicolas Ellis

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
20 December 2018

Nicolas Ellis

Quebec City, Québec, Canada
9 December 2018

Nicolas Ellis

Terrebonne, Québec, Canada

Contacts

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