November 01, 2018

Renaud Loranger Appointed Artistic Director of The Festival de Lanaudière

Pentatone congratulates Vice President for Artists and Repertoire Renaud Loranger on his additional role as Artistic Director of the Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette, Canada. Loranger has been developing the Pentatone roster and expanding its international activities since joining the label in 2016. He will remain based in Europe and continue his role at Pentatone further guiding the label’s strategic development.Pentatone’s Managing Director, Simon M. Eder, said:“We are proud and excited for Renaud for being offered to lead one of Canada’s flagship musical institutions. We are happy to see him undertaking this new adventure in his hometown in a festival so close to his heart, while he continues being a vital player in our label’s expansion”.Renaud Loranger said:“I am grateful to my colleagues at Pentatone for enabling me to accept Lanaudière’s invitation. Having grown up in the area, my earliest musical memories are connected with the Festival. I am honoured to take on this new role, while I remain deeply committed to our wonderful Pentatone family of artists, and to the label itself.”

ABOUT RENAUD LORANGERLoranger (34) began his career in his hometown as dramaturge with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, before moving to the new Deutsche Grammophon worldwide headquarters in Berlin in 2011. As Executive Producer, he oversaw the label’s opera productions and key vocal releases, and worked in close collaboration with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin on his recording projects, among others. In 2016, he became Vice President of Artists and Repertory at PENTATONE, supporting and leading the label’s artistic development. Next to this leading role, he is appointed Artistic Director of the Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette, Canada, in fall 2018. 

ABOUT PENTATONE PENTATONE is a classical music label specialising in high-end recordings with top international artists. It was founded in the Netherlands in 2001 by three former Philips Classics executives. PENTATONE’s reputation for excellence is supported by a catalogue of some of the very best that classical music has to offer. PENTATONE’s catalogue includes performances by conductors like Marek Janowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Jakub Hrusa, Sir Neville Marriner, Yakov Kreizberg, Lawrence Foster, Philippe Herreweghe, Marc Albrecht, Kazuki Yamada, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, Kent Nagano and Mikhail Pletnev; artists like Alisa Weilerstein, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Magdalena Kozena, Piotr Beczala, Arabella Steinbacher, Julia Fischer, Denis Kozhukhin, Martin Helmchen, Nareh Arghamanyan, Mari Kodama, Johannes Moser, Matt Haimovitz, Melody Moore, Lisa Delan, Alice Coote, Elisabeth Kulman, Nikolai Schukoff, Christian Elsner and Lester Lynch; and orchestras like the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Festival Strings Lucerne, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Wiener Symphoniker. 


Faites le plein de grands airs au Festival de Lanaudiere

(photo by Astrid Ackermann)