“It is his scope and range as a pianist that set him apart. He can play with great power, and still maintain intimate sensitivity in his music.”
A discovery to make this season? Maxim Bernard is one of the most promising emerging artist of his generation. Qualities that have been praised by critics include his commendable technique, surprising maturity, boundless imagination, and rare musical sensitivity. Fall under the spell of this brilliant pianist, with an impressive roadmap.
He earned his Masters and Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler, where he also taught for five years. Previously, he studied with pianists André Laplante and Marc Durand at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he received an Artist Diploma.
His career was launched in 2006 after winning the prestigious International Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition which features the most talented young musicians in Canada. Maxim Bernard has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concerti in Canada and the United States. He has worked with many esteemed conductors such as Kerry Stratton, Ronald Zollman, Yoav Talmi, and Charles Latshaw.
During this concert, the characters of Romeo and Juliet will come back to life under his fingers. Join us and enjoy his immense talent!