Composer, conductor and professor at Université de Sherbrooke, Robert Ingari is known internationally for the quality of his work and his insightful musicality.


Robert Ingari is a full-professor at Université de Sherbrooke, where he is the director of the Masters in Choral Conducting Program and the École d’été de chant choral whose 2013 edition won the institutional award Grande distinction en enseignement universitaire. As a composer, his works have been performed by university, professional and amateur choirs in Canada, the United States, France as well as other countries such as Czech Republic and the Netherlands. In 2014, his cantata for choir, soloists and strings, Psalm 23, had its French premier at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris under the direction of Catherine Simonpietri. And in 2015, he conducted the premier of his work Vient le jour on a poem by Hélène Dorion, with the professional Parisian choir, Sequenza 9.3 and the cellist Henri Demarquette at the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris. In May 2018, he won the Prix de la recherche et de la création at Université de Sherbrooke for Vient le jour. Since 2015, he has participated in an annual intensive training course in composition in Paris with the French composer, Philippe Hersant. In July 2018, his a cappella choral work Saint-Laurent, on a poem by Claude Lapointe, for 16 voices had its world premier in St-John’s, Newfoundland as part of the Choral Canada project … float … He is presently working on the 15-movement dramatic cantata Le lierre des murs de pierre, for choir, soloists, piano and strings on a text by Claude Lapointe. In October 2019, the Children's choir of the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame-de-Paris invited Mr. Ingari to compose two works for children's choir, cello and organ whose world premier will take place in Paris on June 1, 2021 under his direction. His Trois méditations pour violoncelle solo will be premiered as part of that concert performed by the cellist Marc-Didier Thirault, of Reims, France. At the request of the music department of Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Ingari composed and conducted Cantate en trois lieux for choir, soloists and orchestra on a text by Sarah Rocheville to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the department. And in 2016, the humanities faculty commissioned the composition of the graduation ceremony hymn pars, cours, vole on a poem by André Marquis. Robert Ingari has also given masterclasses in choral conducting at the Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon and has conducted workshops on his choral works in Paris and Reims. In February 2019, Robert Ingari received the Ordre du mérite choral of the Alliance chorale du Québec for his exceptional service in the field of choral music, most notably in Québec. And in 2013, Robert Ingari was named Mérite estrien by La Tribune (Sherbrooke) and Radio-Canada for his personal and professional achievements and his commitment to the musical life of his community. In 2015, he obtained the status of Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre. His most recent composition project, Souvenirs d'un paysage, is a cycle of 12 French art songs for soprano and piano.

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