Madeleine Careau, who has led the Montréal Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, will step down in June.

In Tuesday’s (1/30) My Scena Musicale (Canada), an unsigned article reports, “After almost 25 years as head of the administrative department of the OSM, it will be ‘mission accomplished’ for the veteran manager and inspiring leader. The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) announced that Madame Madeleine Careau will step down from her position as Chief Executive Officer at the conclusion of the current season, at the end of June. After considerable reflection and cordial discussions with the board of directors, Careau determined that the moment had come to make a decision she had been considering for some time. The chairman of the board of the OSM, Lucien Bouchard, emphasized the immense contribution of Careau to the Orchestra’s influence and development since she joined it in 2000. Among other things may be mentioned the recruiting of Music Director Kent Nagano in 2006; the launch of the Virée classique, one of the world’s biggest urban classical-music festivals; the opening, in 2011, of the Maison symphonique de Montréal, the OSM’s home; the creation, in 2016, of La musique aux enfants program; and the hiring, in 2021, of Rafael Payare, the OSM’s current Music Director…. To replace Careau, the board of directors will shortly create a recruiting committee.”