For 35 years, Lou Arteau has been working on the Quebec cultural scene, as a stage director, artistic director, executive producer, director of production and touring, and coordinator of major artistic events.
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra put several popular concerts in her hands, including Starmania Symphonique at Place des Arts, which she subsequently accompanied all the way to Seoul, Korea; Evenko entrusted her for years with its Christmas show at the Bell Centre; Musicor Spectacles is charging her with the artistic coordination of the next Star Académie tour.
Most of her work has been with musical shows such as Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, L’Homme de la Mancha, Ste-Carmen de la Main and Demain matin Montréal m’attend, which played at such important Quebec venues as the Casino de Montréal, Place des Arts, the Centre National des Arts and Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, to name just a few.
She greatly contributed to the success of Les Belles-soeurs, which took her all over Quebec and as far as the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris.
A few years ago, Lou Arteau staged Les mages, a symphonic show put on at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica by Guy Nadon and Bruno Pelletier, who were surrounded by 65 musicians and 120 choristers from École Joseph-François-Perrault.
On two occasions she took the Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Orchestra to perform at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall.
In 2015, Lou Arteau was offered the position of president of the Joseph-François-Perrault Foundation. Since then, she has devoted herself to the direction of all European tours as well as the artistic coordination of benefit galas.