“Praised for his sincere and colourful playing as well as for his modern and fascinating writing, pianist and author Pierre-André Doucet is rapidly establishing himself as one of Canada’s most captivating young artists.
Mr Doucet is presently a doctoral candidate at l’Université de Montréal, where he studies with Maneli Pirzadeh. He has also benefited from masterclasses with some of the world’s leading artists, such as Elly Ameling, Marilyn Horne, Kiri Te Kanawa, Martin Katz and Graham Johnson, at the Music Academy of the West, Songfest and Tanglewood (United States) and the Franz-Schubert-Institut (Austria).
In addition to having been declared the Discovery of the Year at the latest Éloizes Gala, Pierre-André Doucet was also recently featured on CBC Radio’s list of 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30. Winner of the Knigge Piano Competition (2013), Mr. Doucet has also been awarded top prizes for his performances of contemporary works, namely at the Ibiza International Piano Competition (2013) and the Prix d’Europe (2014). Recent performances have seen him travel throughout Canada, as well as to the United States, Austria, France, Germany, Spain and South Africa, where he will be returning in the fall for two performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Rand Symphony Orchestra.”
“The NBCFM was my first major competition, and thus a major stepping-stone towards launching my career – my symphonic debut (with Symphony NB) actually came as a result of my participation in the festival, in 2007! The festival was also, and remains to this day, an event helmed by competent and committed volunteers, where the focus is truly on each participant’s growth as an artist. Here’s to another 80 years of learning, exchanging and music-making in New Brunswick!”