Meeting Gabriel Pierné
Pianist Antoine Laporte will make you discover a French musician he’s passionate about: Gabriel Pierné, a great friend of Camille Saint-Saëns and Claude Debussy to name a few.
Antoine Laporte, piano
Winner of the 3rd prize at the prestigious 2018 Prix d’Europe Competition in Montreal, Antoine Laporte starts his musical career on a high note. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Music, awarded the “Prix” in piano from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. He counted among his teachers Richard Raymond and Suzanne Goyette. In May 2018, he completed an artist diploma with a full scholarship at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in the class of the renowned pianist and teacher John O’Conor.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Longueuil Symphony Orchestra and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra in Toronto. He has been invited to perform in December 2019 with the Montreal Philharmonia Mundi Orchestra in Gabriel Pierné’s Piano Concerto. Antoine performed in several masterclasses from great pianists such as Louis Lortie, Leon Fleisher, Michel Béroff, Nicolai Lugansky, Robert McDonald, Ronan O’Hora, John Perry. He participated in summer academies in Ireland, Belgium, France, USA and Canada.
In 2017, he made his debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He was invited at the Jinji Lake International Piano Competition in Suzhou, China, and was a semifinalist at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana (USA).
Antoine is pursuing a doctorate degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with pianist Denis Pascal and at the Sorbonne University for his research projet on music for piano and chamber music composed by Gabriel Pierné.
Salle Claude-Léveillée | Place des Arts
175 Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12:10pm
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