Professor and head of the orchestral conducting department at Université de Montréal, Paolo Bellomia performs as guest conductor all over the world. His vast repertoire extends from Mozart to various contemporary works. From 1994 untill 1999, Bellomia lived between Amsterdam and New York. During this time he followed Peter Eötvös in a Europe tour where he performed many works of the contemporary repertoire. Paolo Bellomia studied at the University of Montréal. He obtained a Master’s degree in composition, with André Prévost and a Doctorate in orchestral conducting with Loraine Vaillancourt. Between 1991 and 1998, he was the conductor and artistic director of L’Ensemble du Jeu présent (Ottawa), with which he performed many works from young composers. In 2003, he was named artistic director of the Ensemble Fusion (Ottawa). In 2005, he was the director of l’Orchestre Symphonique Léonardo Da Vinci, which became in 2008 Orchestre 21. Paolo Bellomia now shares the orchestral conducting position of Orchestre 21 with Ron Di Lauro. He has been honored several times with grants from FCAR, le Conseil des arts du Canada, Le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario and Le Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec. Paolo Bellomia has had the opportunity to refine his performance with Michael Charry, Harold Farberman, Pierre Boulez et Carlo-Maria Giulini.