Dany Wiseman, conductor
Renowned concertist and choir master on the canadian scene, Danny Wiseman is first and foremost a passionate conductor that seduces the public by his sensitivity and precision.
Among the upcoming engagements in 2019-20 by Dany Wiseman are a concert with soprano Giorgia Fumanti and his Choir of Laval in November, the Messe de Minuit by Marc Antoine Charpentier and excerpts from Handel's Messiah with L'Harmonie Vocale de St- Hyacinthe and string ensemble in December as well as a Grand Concert-Gala d'opéra with the Laval Symphony Orchestra, the Choir of Laval and Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Grand Concert Vocal of École FACE with Handel's Coronation Anthems in February and Von Suppé's Requiem in D minor with his Laval choir, soloists and symphony orchestra in May, not forgetting Mozart's Requiem in D minor with St-Hyacinthe's vocal harmony in May 2020.
His recent engagements for the year 2018 included the opera Samson and Dalila from St-Saens at the Opéra de Rimouski, the Missa Solemnis op. 123 by Beethoven with Face School and Opera Workshop of the Opéra de Montréal. With the Laval Choir, he has conducted the Great Mass in C minor K. 427 as well as Mozart's Requiem K.626 with the Atelier lyrique l' Opéra de Montréal. In the maskoutaine region with the Vocal Harmony of St-Hyacinthe, he has conducted Missa Longa in C major K262 by Mozart, the Coronations Anthems by Handel HWV 258 and 260 as well as Bach's Magnificat BWV 243.
Recent engagement for 2017 included Smyth’s Mass in D major, Mendelssohn’s « Hiob » Cantata, and Farrenc’s Opening in E Minor for the Canadian Cancer Foundation of Laval’s Benefit Concert with the Chœur de Laval, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval and the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. He has also directed Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Dvorak’s Psalm 149 with the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de Musique of Montreal and Brahm’s Liebeslieder and Neues Liebeslieder with the Harmonie vocale of Ste-Hyacinthe.
Graduated with Honors in organ in 1998 from Quebec’s Music Conservatory and Gold medalist of Grenoble’s Regional Conservatory of Music and Danse, he obtained a Canadian Council for the Arts scolarship in 1999 that gave him the opportunity to study in France with various great european organists. Back in Quebec, he pursued for many years a brilliant career as an organist and accompanist, from Quebec to France, throught Austria and United States. He then decided to focus on his pedagogy and choir master’s activities.
Former participant in the Maitrise des petits chanteurs de Québec choir, Mr. Wiseman came back to his first love : singing. He splits his passion between conducting and vocal technique. Over the years, he perfected his technique and his voice pedagogy with Jacqueline Martel Cistellini and Gabrielle Lavigne. Choir Master of the Chœur de Laval since 2011, he also has a residency as a choir master at FACE school where he directs children from their first to their last year of high school. Still in 2011, he founded the Summer Choir of Montreal, where every year close to a hundred singers gather to interprete masterpieces of the choir with orchestra repertoire such as Brahm’s German Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and more recently Rossini’s Little Solemn Mass. In parallel with his choir master career, he is the organist and Chapel Master of the Madonna del Carmine church in the Montreal italian community.
Official website : www.danywiseman.com