The SMCQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana Sokolović as Artistic Director. She succeeds Walter Boudreau, who has held the position since 1988.

Ana Sokolović is the fourth most often performed female opera composer in the world in the last decade, a major figure in contemporary music and a multiple award winner. She also stands out for her numerous collaborations on the artistic scene as well as for her extensive involvement in the academic and research-creation community.

She is a long-time collaborator with the SMCQ. In 2011-12 our organization dedicated the third edition of our Homage Series to her. Her unifying and energetic personality will enable us to pursue our unwavering commitment to musical creation through distinctive projects and synergistic partnerships.

Our Board of Directors wishes to warmly acknowledge the immense work accomplished by Walter Boudreau. His infectious passion, unfailing commitment and gentle madness have enabled us to consolidate the dream of our founders by becoming a widely recognized institution in the music world.

The entire SMCQ team is enthusiastic about this appointment and welcomes the new Artistic Director, who will officially take up her duties on July 1 after a transition period with Boudreau.

Documentary: Ana Sokolović; video: Camille Poirier; April 2022

News posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.