Maxime Goulet. Photo by Nadia Zheng

Maxime Goulet

Composer

Maxime Goulet is the composer of the The Flight of the Hummingbird, a new opera for young audiences, which premières in 2020 and tours to schools and community venues in British Columbia.

Maxime was born and raised in Montreal, QC on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Maxime is a born francophone; both his parents are of French origins. He speaks three languages fluently: French, English, and music.

Maxime works within various realms of musical creation, ranging from symphonic music to video games. His classical music compositions, such as Symphonic Chocolates and On Halloween Night are now part of many orchestras’ regular repertoire. He has scored more than 30 video games, including Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Iron Man 2. He is also the creator of the multimedia concert the Montreal Video Game Symphony.

Maxime’s works have been performed on four continents by leading ensembles such as Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the National Art Center Orchestra, the Vancou- ver Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony.

He was Composer-in-Residence for the National Academy Orchestra of Canada (2011/12), and for the McGill Chamber Orchestra (2013/14). Maxime holds a Master’s degree in Composition from the University of Montreal and has participated in the Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop in addition to master classes at the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne in France and at the Orchestration for Film Workshop in New York. He currently teaches composition at the University of Sherbrooke.

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