Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski
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 that invites talented young artists to perform on a prestigious stage at Place des Arts. The event, which brings together business people, philanthropists and art lovers of all kinds, helps ensure the longevity of Place des Arts’ Access to the Performing Arts activities and support creation work.

Community Outreach

The evening also provides an opportunity to invite a few hundred people—including many young people between the ages of 12 and 17—to attend the event as spectators at Place des Arts, free of charge. Coming from diverse backgrounds, for many of them, this will serve as an introduction to the cultural world of the performing arts.

More than $2,5 million for the Fondation de la Place des Arts

Thanks to the support of our partners, donors and artists, 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 and Angèle Dubeau.

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


Credit: Hugo Déziel


Next edition: 2018

The eighth edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Théâtre Maisonneuve, at Place des Arts.

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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