6th edition – 2023

In 2023, the Lachine International Vocal Academy will take place between June 16th and July 30th. Twenty-one young singers and four collaborative pianists with work intensively on various essential aspects of their musical career, in a non-competitive and constructive atmosphere. Under the supervision of the artistic director of Concerts Lachine, Richard Turp, these young musicians will work intensively on various aspects essential to their profession, with seven music teachers of international renown.

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What is a master class?

A master class is an advanced course given by an expert. The teaching of these courses makes it possible to enrich the musical qualities of young musicians.

To find out more, come and attend the Academy’s master classes!

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Participants 2023

Christine Bae, piano (University of Toronto)

Marc-Antoine Brulé, tenor (Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)

Ariane Cossette, soprano (Canadian Opera Company Ensemble)

Vinicius Costa, piano (Université de Montréal)

Natacha Demers, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Céline Dewrée, soprano (Sweden)

Aneska Diament, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Chloé Dumoulin, pianist (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Maxence Ferland, tenor (McGill University)

Anne-Sophie Gagnon-Métellus, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Emma Gélineau-Cloutier, soprano (McGill University)

Alexandra Hetherington, mezzo-soprano  (Canadian Opera Company Ensemble)

Natasha Henry, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Justine Hutchison Ledoux, mezzo-soprano (Calgary Opera Ensemble)

Brianna Jones, soprano (McGill University)

Philippe Lacaille, baritone (McGill University)

Hayley Meth, soprano (McGill University)

Nicholas Murphy, bass-baritone  (McGill University) 

Hubert Paré, baritone (McGill University)

Aliyah Mitchell Richer, soprano (McGill University)

Marta Salonen, soprano (Sweden)

Tony Stauffer, piano (Université de Montréal)

Juliette Tacchino, soprano  (Curtis Institute of Music)

Jillian Tam, soprano : (McGill University)

Featured activities and workshops include:

  • Voice coaching sessions
  • Lyric diction lessons
  • Performance practice expertise ;
  • Interpretation coaching
  • Master classes, some of which are open to the public
  • Group workshops on a variety of topics including career orientation, development and management


This program would not be possible without the help of our partners and donors: 

  • Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
  • Azrieli Foundation
  • JM Canada Foundation
  • Spinelli Foundation
  • PME MTL West Island
  • Soeurs de Sainte-Anne
  • Collégial Sainte-Anne
  • Cognitive Group
  • Other anonymous donors


Once again this year, the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada is proud to support the Quebec artists who are participating in the Lachine International Vocal Academy through the Artist’s Assistance Fund (AIDA Fund).  Indeed, the AIDA Fund Continued >>

Francois Leroux

François Le Roux

François Le Roux began his singing studies with François Loup, then entered the Paris Opera-Studio, where he had teachers Vera Rosza, then Elisabeth Grümmer. He won the “Maria Canals” competition...

RIchard Turp

Richard Turp

Born in Montreal, Richard Turp grew up from the age of 6 in London, UK. Having graduated from London University (Russian Regional Studies and Music), he began vocal studies with...

Liz Upchurch

Liz Upchurch

Pianist and vocal coach Liz Upchurch is one of the most sort after pianists and vocal coaches in Canada. Currently she is in her 12th season as Music Director of...

Lena Hellstrom-Farnlof

Lena Hellström-Färnlöf

Lena Hellström-Färnlöf is a trained singer having graduated from the Göteborg Academy of Music and the Stockholm Opera School. During her singing career, Lena Hellström-Färnlöf, as a soloist, she gained...

Wolfgang Holzmair

Wolfgang Holzmair

Wolfgang Holzmair was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria, and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Hilde Rössel-Majdan (voice) and Erik Werba (lied). The singer performs in...

Olivier Godin

Olivier Godin

A native of Montréal (Canada), Olivier Godin is pursuing a brilliant career both in Canada and abroad. He works as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at McGill University. He...