Current Performance Ensembles
Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent
Personal Summary / Bio
In September 1987, he began composing music for television and has continued to write for this medium ever since, as well as for the theatre, radio and, more recently, films. His works form an impressive catalogue; they are outstanding for their diversity, originality and a style that is at once classical, accessible and inspired.
From 1985 to 1987, Daniel Constantineau honed his skills in orchestra conducting with Charles Dutoit and Serge Garant, becoming one of the very rare Quebecers to be trained by these two outstanding teachers. Recipient of grants from the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec, he participated during this same period in several apprenticeship programs: two at Tanglewood, one at Domaine Forget and another at the Artsperience Conducting Symposium. In June 2004, he joined Tafelmusik Summer Summer Institute as Conductor participant, to move on baroque orchestra and choir conducting with Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins.
In September 1996, he founded the Orchestre philharmonique du Grand Montréal, a symphony orchestra composed of highly qualified amateurs. The orchestra experienced immediate success that continued until its dissolution in June 2001. OPGM performances received critical praise ; it's programs were a delight to the musicians and audience alike. The OPGM is the sole community ensemble to have performed at the Montréal High Lights Festival, in March 2000, and the Concerts populaires de Montréal, in July of that same year, where the orchestra received an enthusiastic 5-out-of-5 rating from the audience.
He began in January 2006 a certificate in journalism at the University of Montreal, which he completed in autumn 2008. In this vein, he produced, in 2007-2008, the 4 @ 6 Chroniques de l'envers at CIBL Radio-Montreal, a serie of 23 interviews and portraits on the hidden faces from the world of classical music in Montreal. In 2008-2009, he fulfilled the function of part-time pupitreur at Le Devoir.
The bite of studies and the need to take good care of his business prompted him to enroll at the École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, where he made his acceptance and started a master degree in Management of cultural organizations, in January 2009.
Finally, Daniel Constantineau teaches history, theory, choir techniques and computer music at the Cégep de Valleyfield, near Montreal, since August 2000