Marie-Hélène Breault regularly collaborates with various ensembles and organizations as a freelance producer and artistic director. Her projects are always guided by a quest for structural balance in programming and exploring alternatives to the classical concert ritual. Her productions highlight Quebec music and themes such as openness to others and female (and feminist) creativity.
Among her outstanding projects are the spatialized concert Dialogues (SMCQ, 2021), which featured a compilation of works for flutes by Katia Makdissi-Warren (KMW), and the Alice Ronfard-directed show Perspectives d’Hildegarde (Productions Fiolûtröniq, Productions SuperMusique, Le Vivier, 2018), which premiered eight new works based on the work and life of Hildegarde von Bingen, and written by Montreal composers Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Terri Hron, Émilie Girard-Charest, Danielle Palardy-Roger, Emily Hall, Geneviève Dupuis, Marie-Pierre Brasset, and KMW. This project was nominated in the “Best Concert, Contemporary Music” and “Best Concert, Montreal” categories at the 2017-2018 Opus Awards.
Marie-Hélène Breault also presented (as a commented concert with pianist Pamela Reimer) the program Mes Hommages, which featured works by Claude Vivier, Gilles Tremblay, Ana Sokolović, Denis Gougeon, and John Rea. This concert was a finalist in the category “Best Concert, Contemporary Music” at the 2015-2016 Opus Awards and recorded for release on Collection QB (DAME). In addition to these projects, Breault signed around fifteen productions between 2008 and 2013 as the artistic director of Erreur de type 27, including several concerts in connection with exhibitions at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. The productions she directed have been regularly funded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Longueuil and the SOCAN Foundation.