Yannick Nézet-Séguin (born 1975, Montreal) is a French Canadian conductor. He is the son of two professors of education. Nézet-Séguin began to study piano at age five, and decided to become an orchestral conductor at age ten. Nézet-Séguin became the musical director of the Chœur polyphonique de Montréal in 1994 and enrolled at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec the following year. He also studied choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt and Hermann Max at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.