18 decorated artistic personalities

comedienne-marie-brassard-chanteur-jean(Quebec) The actress Marie Brassard, singer Jean-Pierre Ferland, conductor Bernard Labadie, the opera singer Marie-Nicole Lemieux, actress Janine Sutto, the painter Rita Letendre (represented by his son, Jacques Letendre ) and CEO of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Madeleine Careau, received Sunday as companion or companion of arts and letters of Quebec during a ceremony at the House of literature.

Eleven other personalities, including writer Marie-Claire Blais, choreographer Edouard Lock, the founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberte, the singer Gilles Vigneault and director Denis Villeneuve, will have the same honor in the coming weeks. This distinction is awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ) to highlight their contribution to the Quebec artistic community.

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