The team

Frédéric Léotar

Frédéric Léotar

General Director

Frédéric Léotar is a known specialist of music from all around the world (Ph.D.). As a teacher, speaker and consultant (Unesco), Dr. Leotar received several financial grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Acting as the General Director, Frédéric Léotar supervises the Centre’s administrative management & outreach, the conception of the conferences’ series and, more broadly, the cultural mediation activities.

Kiya Tabassian

Kiya Tabassian

Artistic Director

As Constantinople’s artistic director, Kiya Tabassian supervised the creation of about 40 new works with accomplished musicians from different traditions in more than 130 cities around the world. As the Centre’s artistic director, Kiya Tabassian will develop the artistic vision, manage the musicians’ residencies and extend the Centre’s artistic activities.

Caroline Marcoux-Gendron

Caroline Marcoux-Gendron

Project manager

Caroline Marcoux-Gendron is a Ph.D. candidate (INRS) whose fields of study include sociology of culture and sociology of immigration, after studying anthropology and musicology. Highly implicated in the research community, she has coordinated the organisation of several international conferences and search teams since 2011. She will help Kiya Tabassian and Frédéric Léotar by acting as the Centre’s coordinator.