Charles Demuynck, Artistic Director

Charles DemuynckCharles Demuynck has guest conducted extensively in Europe and the U.S. and with the following Canadian orchestras: Orchestra London, Mississauga Symphony, Oshawa¬¨-Durham Symphony, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Prince George Symphony, National Academy Orchestra, Royal Conservatory New Music Ensemble, Lethbridge Symphony, North York Concert Orchestra and the Philharmonie des Jeunes d’Ottawa-Carleton.

His CD of Beethoven’s Symphony #8 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2 with pianist Gamet Ungar and the Vama Philharmonic is on the Americus label.

His previous posts include: Music Director of the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, and City Centre Musical Productions (Mississauga), Assistant Conductor of the Knoxville (TN) Symphony, Music Director, Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra (LA), Director of Orchestras at the University of Evansville (IN), and Conducting Apprentice of the Hartford Symphony.

He is the Music Director of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Oakville. He has also been Music Director at Stouffville United Church and Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, Mississauga.

A native of Dawson Creek, B.C., Charles Demuynck holds a doctorate in conducting from the Hartt School in Hartford, Conn. He also holds conducting degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and the University of Toronto.

In addition, he is an active composer, and his works have been performed on both sides of the Canada-U.S.border. As the founding artistic director of Masterworks of Oakville, he is proud to lead this group of extraordinarily enthusiastic and talented musicians.