Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski ''Cheng² Duo – 2015 Edition''
Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski

Future Stars' Grand Premiere

Future Stars’ Grand Premiere

Created in 2011, the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere is a unique annual benefit night organized by the Fondation de la Place des Arts to raise funds to support awareness, educational and creative projects initiated by Place des Arts while giving talented young artists the opportunity to perform on the prestigious stage of Théâtre Maisonneuve.

Thanks to the support of our partners and donors, and to the artists’ collaboration, the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere has helped the Fondation de la Place des Arts to raise more than $2,5 million. Past editions of the evening’s show have been directed by renowned personalities including Gregory Charles, Alain Lefèvre, Natalie Choquette, maestro Jean-François Rivest, Christopher Hall, Angèle Dubea and maestro Alain Trudel.

Community Outreach

The evening also provides an opportunity to invite a few hundred young people and new comers to Montreal to attend the event, free of charge. Coming from diverse backgrounds, this event is for many of them a first experience in a major performance venue and serves as an introduction to the cultural world of the performing arts in Quebec.


2018 Edition

The eighth edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere took place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Théâtre Maisonneuve. We are proud to announce that it raised a net profit of $600,000 and we sincerely thank our partners and donors for their support.

Close to 1,000 people attended the event, 400 of whom were teenagers and new comers to Montreal who were invited free of charge. Under the artistic direction of Mr. Philippe Fehmiu, radio presenter at ICI Musique, many talented young artists presented us brilliant performances for our greatest enjoyment, including:

Asymmetry – Urban Dance
Geneviève Dompierre Smith – Soprano
Juliette Duguay – Harp
Marie-Andrée Gill – Poetry
King Abid - DJ and percussion
Zhan Hong Xiao – Piano
George Hua – Piano
Tess McQuade – Jazz song
Benjamin Morency – Flute
William Ouellet Quartet– Jazz
Abby Walsh – Violin





For more photos of the event, check our Facebook photo album.



Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski
Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski
Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski




2017 Edition

The seventh edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and raised over $630,000 net for the Fondation de la Place des Arts, a record amount.

Under the artistic direction of Maestro Alain Trudel, principal conductor and artistic director for the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, many talented artists performed and prestigious Montreal artistic institutions were represented:

Cas Public – Dance
Conservatoire de musique de Montréal – Brass
Lorraine Desmarais – Piano jazz
David Fleury – Guitar and voice
Jazz Band Saint-Luc – Jazz
Nathan Keoughan – Baritone
Alec Michaud-Cheney – Horn
Orchestre Symphonique Joseph-François-Perreault – Orchestra
Renaud Paradis – Drama
Blake Pouliot – Violin
Miriam Roberts – Violin
Chelsea Rus – Soprano


Event photo album Facebook.


Photo credit: Denis Beaumont
Photo credit: Denis Beaumont
Photo credit: Denis Beaumont




2016 Edition

The sixth edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere raised over $550,000 net for the Fondation de la Place des Arts, a record amount. The benefit show, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned artist Angèle Dubeau, showcased a number of rising stars, including:

  • The Next Generation Leahy – dance, violin and piano
  • Kerson Leong – violin
  • Olivier Mallette – drums
  • Valérie Milot – harp
  • Leonid Nediak – piano
  • QW4RTZ – vocal quartet
  • Groupe RUBBERBANDance – dance
  • Félix de St-Hilaire - guitar and vocals

Event photo album Facebook.


From left to right: between the two Co-Chairs of the Honorary Committee, Marc Blondeau, President and CEO of Place des Arts, and Jean Laurin, President and CEO of NKF Devencore and Chair of of the Board of Directors of Place des Arts, are Clothilde Cardinal, Director of Programming at Place des Arts, Angèle Dubeau, Artistic and Creative Director of the show, Sylvie Chagnon, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee, and Frédérique Cardinal, Executive Director of the Fondation de la Place des Arts.
Crédit photo : MILK Images



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