Nicolas Ellis (chef)

Conductor, Canada

Nicolas Ellis is the Artistic Director and founder of the Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora. Since the start of the 2018-19 season, he has also been an artistic partner of the Orchestre Métropolitain. He recently led the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, the Camerata Salzburg, the North Czech Philharmonic, and Symphony Nova Scotia. Named Radio-Canada’s “classical revelation” in 2018, he has since debuted with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Les Idées heureuses, the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Last summer, he assisted conductor Valery Gergiev at the Verbier Festival.