Marc Langis is the Director of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Gatineau since April 30th, 2015. Prior to his nomination, Marc had been sharing the stage with Céline Dion since 1995.

A native of Trois -Rivières, Quebec, he was passionate about music at a young age. He began his formal musical education at age 5 at the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec in Trois-Rivières. Choral training, following shortly thereafter, drew from a broad repertoire of music introducing him to the works of classical masters, chanson française and popular repertoire in multiple languages. He began playing the bass at age 13.

A undergraduate from McGill University, Marc holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami. He is a respected composer and songwriter. In demand as a session player, he has recorded on over 60 albums with numerous artists, including Robert Charlebois, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Isabelle Boulay and Daniel Lavoie. The list goes on to include Cirque du Soleil productions such as Alegria with composer René Dupéré.

In the early 1990s, Marc Langis played on the canadian daily talk show BENEZRA, with stars like Sheryl Crow, Barry White and Buddy Guy. That prepared him well for the whirlwind that was to follow. Marc recalls his first gig with Céline as the audition of a lifetime. Meeting her only a few short hours prior to the show, that initial performance proved to be extraordinary. There was no looking back.

After touring the globe and having played on the most respected stages in the world, another window of opportunity has opened. “It has always been a dream of mine to find a collaborator with whom I could create.” Bianca Basso with partner Bianca Pittoors is the realisation of this dream. Writing beautiful songs they perform together with obvious pleasure. They sing what they live and want people to go home feeling happy. 

All of this would be enough for most people but Marc also wanted to share his life's experience and inspire others to pursue their dreams. That is how the Dreams & Realizations conference was born. A natural public speaker, he shares his trials over the course of 20 years leading to the moment he joined Celine's team. 

The adventure continues. "I always wanted to give back what life so generously gave me. What good fortune to have that opportunity now!"

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Discover photos or see a clip on Marc's conference : Dreams And Realisations