OC Board Member | Executive Director, I Musici de Montréal
Simon Gamache is an arts administrator with a depth of experience in performing arts, educational programming, content production and change management. He has been the Executive Director of the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra since September 2016. Since then he has presided over a complete organizational turnaround from the development of a 4-year strategic plan to the advancement of labor relations, as well as a review of the mission and mandate, a rebranding, the modernization of physical and digital infrastructure and a renewal of the organizational structure.
In previous roles at the Banff Centre, he provided leadership in the planning, growth and renewal of celebrated arts training programs and managed internationally renowned events, such as the Banff International String Quartet Competition which under his management rebranded, increased its reach and doubled its earned revenue. He was previously in charge of production at the Montreal music label Analekta where he oversaw the release of over 40 albums. An active French horn player until 2010, Simon Gamache freelanced with numerous ensembles, performed on several albums and soundtracks and also taught music. After completing music degrees from McGill University, he pursued further studies in Norway. He is an Action Canada Fellow, an alumnus of the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and was a Leadership Fellow at the 2018 Canadian Arts Summit.