Trudel will replace Mario Bernardi, who becomes conductor emeritus after two decades as principal conductor.
Born in 1966, Trudel began appearing as a trombone soloist while still a teenager, performing with the Montreal Symphony at the age of 18. In recent years, he has been a guest conductor for the Toronto Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, and other ensembles. He is also a composer.
The CBC Radio Orchestra, based in Vancouver, is the only remaining radio orchestra in North America, according to the CBC.