Conductor Jordan de Souza may only be 28, but he has already been a presence on the classical music scene for a decade here in Canada, and now in Europe, too.

De Souza came to conducting by way of church music. Born in Toronto, he’s a graduate of St. Michael’s Choir School. He then studied organ performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and was still a teenager when he was hired as conductor at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal, a position he held until 2015.