This summer, I had the privilege to play at some of the best concert series in Canada such as the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Lanaudière Festival, Concerts Lachine, Trestler Summer Festival, Barachois Summer Music, Domaine Forget, Ottawa Chamberfest et Orford Festival. I also spent two weeks at the wonderful Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark. I now have one month of preparation before the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Wish me luck !
I'm very happy to announce that I'm one of the new "revelations" of Radio-Canada, the french division of the CBC. Established in 2008, this program offers young artists great visibility in Canadian medias as well as various promotional tools.
For more info (in french) : http://icimusique.ca/revelations
I have just finished recording my first solo CD at the Domaine Forget in Sainte-Irénée, Quebec ! Dedicated to Chopin's late works (Sonata op. 58, Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61 and Nocturnes op. 62), the disc will be available in stores in Canada and on the internet (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) on the Analekta label starting September 25th 2015. Big thanks to producer Carl Talbot for his expertise and piano technician Michel Pedneau for his wonderful restored NY Steinway and his patience !
Great news again ! I have just received the prestigious Career Development Award offered by the Musical Club of Toronto. Along with the $20,000 cash prize, I will present a recital in their 2016/17 regular season. Established in 1989, this scholarship has been awarded to very distinguished musicians such as violinist James Ehnes, soprano Karina Gauvin and cellist Yegor Dyachkov.
Here's a review of the event by Anthony Kershaw : http://www.audiophilia.com/wp/?p=16344
" He launched almost attacca into Chopin’s amazing Sonata No. 3 in B Minor. This masterpiece received a master musician’s performance. As it progressed, it grew in stature, and it became clear that this performance was going to win the day."
Great News ! I passed the preliminary round of the Chopin Competition which means that I'll be back to compete in October, in front of very distinguished jury members such as Martha Argerich, Garrick Ohlsson, Dang Thai Son and Yundi Li, all first-prize winners of the Competition in 1965, 1970, 1980 and 2000, respectively.
More info on the competition here : http://chopincompetition2015.com/#/news/581d50cf-ecb2-4a1e-bfbc-70dcb18ccfc5