john-cage-quote-cI am a pianist, an active soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist and teacher. My repertoire is extensive and covers all periods, from the invention to the deconstruction of the piano. A proponent of 20th and 21st century music, I have commissioned and premiered more than thirty works for solo piano, prepared piano and various chamber ensembles. It is with this repertoire, in all its combinations that I tour throughout Europe and America.

I have commited myself to contributing and better defining the pianistic culture of my country by commissioning and premiering piano works by Canadian composers. My recent CD entitled ‘Édifices naturels’ is a tribute to the vitality of the composer-performer interaction and represents a legacy which I give to the generations to follow. I naively hope that this album will make a contribution to concert piano music of future generations and, if possible, outside the framework of the contemporary music concerts. For me, the flexibility of mixing different periods and styles within a program is an ideal I  am striving for.

Besides the solo repertoire, my collaborative work shapes an important part of my life, with my faithful collaborators Silvia Mandolini, violin, Ingrid Schmithüsen, soprano, D’Arcy Gray, percussion and the members of Transmission sextet: Guy Pelletier, flute, Lori Freedman, clarinet, Alain Giguère, violin, Julie Trudeau, cello, and Julien Grégoire, percussion and with various musicians who regularly cross my path. I live in Montreal.

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