Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski
Photo credit : Ladislas Kadyszewski

Future Stars’ Grand Premiere

Fondation de la Place des Arts' annual benefit event

2022 Edition

Last June 7 marked the dazzling return of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere to the stage of Théâtre Maisonneuve!

The eleventh edition of the event enabled the Fondation de la Place des Arts to raise a record sum of $705,000 net to make arts more accessible, thanks to the work of the organizing committee co-chaired by Sylvie Chagnon (Lallemand), Sandra Chartrand (Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard) and Jacques Marchand (LCI Education).

Under the artistic direction of Valérie Milot and the participation of guest conductor Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse and the Orchestre de l’Agora, the guest artists offered the hundreds of spectactors present exceptional performances.

The artists

Valérie Milot – artistic direction
Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse – guest conductor

Bobby Cookson – circus (Cyr wheel)
Yann Nicolas Dauphin – kora
Romain-Olivier Gray – cello
Myriam Leblanc – soprano
Devon Packer – piano and composition
Élisabeth Pion – piano
Emrik Revermann – violon
Zal Sissokho – kora and singing

Orchestre de l’Agora
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal

Thank you to our partners and donors!


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 / Marie-Josée Desrochers - Société de la Place des Arts / Amélie Fortier-Cyr - L'Oréal Canada / Normand Laprise, C.M., C.Q. - Restaurant Toqué! / Jean Laurin – Avison Young / Catherine Samson - Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec / Barbara Seal, C.M. / Louise Sicuro, C.M., C.Q. - Culture pour tous / Louise St-Pierre – Société de la Place des Arts


See the evening in images!

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


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

The benefit event

Since its creation in 2011, the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere presents a unique show that raises funds to support Place des Arts’s L’Art en soi programs. This event, which brings together businesspeople, philanthropists, and art lovers from all backgrounds, offers exceptionally talented young artists the opportunity to perform on a stage in a prestigious venue, the Théâtre Maisonneuve.

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, several hundred teenagers from less privileged backgrounds and newcomers are invited to attend the show free of charge.

Since this initiative was created, nearly 2,300 people have taken part in this unique evening. Many have experienced their first visit to a large theater and their first immersion in the cultural world of the performing arts in Quebec.

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

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