Canadian conductor Juliane Gallant was selected from a pool of applicants from across Canada, following interviews and auditions at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).
A native of New Brunswick, Gallant has recently appeared with Symphony New Brunswick, the Kingston Symphony, and the Okanagan Symphony. She was one of two conductors to take part in the inaugural Women in Musical Leadership (WML) program, and made her CPO debut in this capacity.
Gallant has recently returned to Canada following a period in London, where she studied at the National Opera Studio and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. An opera specialist, she has spent time working as a collaborative pianist, répétiteur, and vocal coach.
As part of the Resident Conductor role at the CPO, Gallant will work closely with the orchestra's education programs — including PhilKids, Education Concerts, Symphony Sundays for Kids, and community concerts. She will also lead several of the orchestra's mainstage performances.
"I am delighted to be joining the Calgary Phil," said Gallant. "Calgary is a great city with a rich and vibrant arts scene, and I am looking forward to getting to know its many artistic and cultural communities."
"The Calgary Phil is committed to supporting the next generation of Canadian conductors, and Juliane brings a remarkable blend of musicianship, leadership, and artistic vision to our Orchestra," said Marc Stevens, the CPO's president and CEO. "We are thrilled to welcome her as our next Resident Conductor, and we look forward to her connecting with our communities across Calgary."