A multi-faceted creative, Roland Graham is an accomplished keyboard musician, conductor, educator and impresario.

He led Rideau Chorale from its foundation until 2021, during which time he established the ensemble as the respected community chorus it is known as today, leading the choir in 10 stirring concerts of masterworks including Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Requiems by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Hailed “an excellent conductor and inspiring educator”, Roland supplements strong creative organizational vision with an innate gift for teaching, honed through formative experiences with renowned mentors including pianists Jean Desmarais and Marc Durand, conductors Ivars Taurins and Matthew Larkin.

In 2021, Roland stepped down from Rideau Chorale to focus on other projects and his growing family. He continues to produce innovative ‘choral workshops’ as skill-developing immersive performance projects for amateur singers on an occasional basis through the year.

Roland began his choral training as a child chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario. He studied the piano and composition in his youth, and later received a Master’s degree in Music Interpretation from the Université de Montréal.