Gaétan Morency, president and CEO of the Grand Théâtre de Québec since 2015, died of a heart attack during the night from Friday to Saturday.
“Keton’s sudden departure deeply saddens every member of the Grand Theater team. […] Admired by all, he knew how to bring out the best in people. We will miss him greatly,” Carol Theberge, chairman of the board of directors, announced in a press release.
40 years in culture
Born in Montreal, Gaétan Morency studied management at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal) before venturing into the world of culture – an environment in which he evolved over 40 years.
He specifically worked at the Cultural Enterprise Development Corporation (SODEC) and also served as the Director General of ADISQ.
He collaborated with Cirque du Soleil for 20 years and specifically set up a training program there.
At the origin of TOHU Formation in Montreal Mr. There is also Morency.
Culture Minister reacts
“What sad news. I met Caden a few weeks ago. He still had a lot of motivation for our culture to shine. His contributions to Cirque, ADISQ and the Grand Theater are particularly noteworthy. My thoughts are with his loved ones in the days leading up to Christmas,” said Mathieu Lacombe, regional minister for culture and communication, youth and outreach at X.
“Pop culture practitioner. Award-winning tv junkie. Creator. Devoted food geek. Twitter lover. Beer enthusiast.”