Yannick Nézet-Seguin wears Nathon Kong’s mask

We are thankful for Yannick Nézet-Seguin’s support of mental health and wearing our limited edition silk face mask during Québec’s press briefing on Monday, June 1st along with Premier of Québec François Legault and the Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy. It is an honor to see our leaders and cultural figures support art and mental health.

Yannick Nézet-Seguin, a world renown conductor.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin wear Nathon Kong mask celebrating art and Montréal culture

Yannick Nézet-Seguin is a conductor and pianist based in Montreal. He conducts the Metropolitan Opera in New York city, the Philadelphia Orchestra based in Pennsylvania, and Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain. Yannick Nézet-Seguin joined the Orchestre Métropolitain as a music director in 2000 and recently signed a lifetime contract with the orchestra last September. He has earned several honours over the course of his musical career such as the National Arts Center Reward. Édition Larousse announced on May 29th that Yannick Nézet-Seguin will appear in the proper names section of the 2021 edition of Le Petit Larousse Illustré.

Nathon Kong recently offered exclusive mulberry silk pocket squares to the Orchestre Métropolitain while they went on tour in America to promote Montreal art and talent.

Pocket square in silk for the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montréal | Nathon Kong

Raising awareness for mental health and the importance of art in our life.

Premier François Legault and Ms. Nathalie Roy have also worn Nathon Kong silk masks during previous press releases. Along with the announcement to provide $400 million dollars to support the cultural industry, they are encouraging local businesses and promoted art. 

We are very grateful for all this support and to see the masks being used as a vector to raise awareness about mental health.