Recently appointed artistic director of Musica Orbium, choral conductor Roseline Blain also directs the Chœur du Plateau, the Ensemble Phoebus, the Ensemble Gaïa and Les Petites Voix du Plateau. With more than twenty years of experience in the choral world, she is known for her energetic and refined conducting, her expressive qualities, her fire and her inspired interpretations.
Her desire to deepen her knowledge of high-level choral singing has led her to found her own ensembles, bringing together passionate and seasoned musicians. The numerous awards received by the Chœur du Plateau, the Ensemble Phoebus and the Ensemble Gaïa in recent years attest to the artistic quality of their concerts. The Chœur du Plateau has been named Chœur fleuron ambassadeur, the highest distinction awarded by the Quebec Choral Alliance.
Originally trained as a pianist, Roseline Blain holds a master’s degree in performance from the University of Ottawa, where she worked under the direction of Stéphane Lemelin and completed numerous international internships. She has performed as a soloist in several recitals. Her love for vocal art and choral singing led her to complete a master’s degree in choral conducting with Robert Ingari at the Université de Sherbrooke. Several ensembles have called upon her conducting skills, including the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, with whom she has conducted a dozen concerts in Europe, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre des Jeunes de Montréal, the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the OPMEM and the Ensemble Pallade Musica. She has also served as General Director of the Quebec Chamber Choir, in which she sang for five years, and as Co-President of PODIUM 2020.
A true multi-talented artist, Roseline Blain enthusiastically explores different artistic disciplines in order to create projects that reflect her personality. She was seen in the young audience show Féérique! Ma mère l’Oye, which she also co-wrote and which was presented at Salle André-Mathieu in collaboration with the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval. Her communication skills have led her to speak about music on Radio-Canada, CIBL and Radio Ville-Marie, where she has worked as a columnist, host, producer and researcher. She has also given pre-concert talks for the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra and written program notes for several of their seasons.
A passionate educator, she has been teaching piano for some thirty years. In addition to having been a lecturer at the University of Sherbrooke, she regularly coaches singers, pianists, and up-and-coming conductors.