Cristian Gort was Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de l’Isle (2004-19), of the contemporary music ensembles Les Enfants Terribles (2004-07) and La Machine (2011-14), as well as guest professor of the contemporary music workshops, both at University of Montreal and McGill University (CME). Currently, he is Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec and Music Director of the Musica Viva Vocal Ensemble. His marked interest for 20th and 21st century music has led him to collaborate in the creation of numerous works: symphonic music, operas, chamber and choral music, in Europe, Asia and South America. In 2016, on his fifth collaboration with Chants Libres, he conducted the premiere of a new opera, The Trials of Patricia Isasa, by Kristin Norderval, which was awarded two Opus Prizes for Concert of the Year- Montreal and Concert of the Year – Modern, Contemporary Music. Among his other achievements, he conducted the premieres of the musical theatre psychodrama La Faim Artaud by Analia Llugdar and the opera-performance Perdre pied by Jimmie LeBlanc, the North American and Montréal premieres of two major works by Fausto Romitelli, An Index of Metals ([iks]) and Professor Bad Trip (La Machine), as well as the premiere of the opera L’Hypothèse de Caïn by composer Michel Gonneville and librettist Alain Fournier.