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Future Stars’ Grand Premiere

Fondation de la Place des Arts' annual benefit event

The benefit event

For the past ten years, the Future Stars’ Grande Premiere has presented a unique show that raises funds to support outreach and education programs which create hundreds of meetings every year between diverse audiences and artists at Place des Arts. This event also allows the Fondation to introduce businesspeople, philanthropists, and art lovers to exceptionally talented young artists.

Community Outreach: Lighting a spark

Arts and culture are essential for our development and fulfillment as individuals, as a community and as a society. This is why, every year, more than 500 teenagers from less privileged backgrounds and newcomers are invited to attend the show free of charge. Since this initiative was created, over 2,000 people have taken part in this unique evening. For many of them, this event is a first immersion in the cultural world of the performing arts in Quebec.

Photo credit: MILK images / Artist: George Hua (2018 edition)

2021 Edition

An edition that meets artistic and financial expectations

On June 1, 2021, the 10th edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere raised a net amount of $544,000, an exceptional sum for an event held online due to the pandemic.

Under the artistic direction of the Quebec harpist Valérie Milot, the event introduced spectators to extremely talented young artists from disciplines as diverse as slam, circus, dance and music.

Press release

To view the post-event press release, click here (French only).


Rhodnie Désir – Choreography and dance
Cyril Fonseca – Tuba
Alina Ichmouratov – Slam
Sarah Oulousian – Piano
Antino Pansa – Circus Arts
Thomas Shahbaghyan – Violin
Stéphane Tétreault – Cello (special guest)

Organizing committee


Sylvie Chagnon - Lallemand
Sandra Chartrand - Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard
Jacques Marchand - LCI Éducation


Marc Blondeau / Frédérique Cardinal - Fondation de la Place des Arts / Johanne Champoux Nancy Cleman - Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, S.E.N.C.R.L. / Amélie Fortier-Cyr - L'Oréal Canada / Normand Laprise, C.M., C.Q. - Restaurant Toqué! / Catherine Samson - Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec / Barbara Seal, C.M. / Louise Sicuro, C.M., C.Q. - Culture pour tous

Thank you to our partners and donors!

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

To consult the previous editions of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere, click here.


Antino Pansa (circus arts), accompagnied by Stéphane Tétreault on cello.
Photo credit: Ladislas Kadyszewski
Cyril Fonseca (tuba)
Photo credit: Ladislas Kadyszewski
Sarah Oulousian (piano)
Photo credit: Ladislas Kadyszewski


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