Piano 2020:   May 14th – 16th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Jean-Luc Therrien

Repentigny, QC

2018 Shean Piano Competition Winner Élisabeth Pion.

Québec-born pianist Jean-Luc Therrien has been an active soloist in Canada and abroad. In 2016, he toured across Québec and the Maritimes as part of the Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s Emerging Artists Concerts on tour, with a program which included his own transcription of Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Les Préludes. A few months later, he also made his orchestral début in Asia with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Therrien has collaborated with several ensembles including the Quatuor Claudel-Canimex. In 2017, he formed the Duo J2, with the French violinist Jean-Samuel Bez, with whom he toured in Eastern Canada and in Europe. Together, they also won the Grand Prize at the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition in Italy. More recently, he performed a series of recitals in Toronto with violinist Mai Tategami and cellist Zlatomir Fung.

Over the years, Mr. Therrien has also stood out in many competitions such as the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Prize International Piano Competition in Italy (3rd prize and audience prize) and the CMC Stepping Stone (3rd prize), as well as the Governor General of Canada’s Academic medal and a grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts to pursue studies in Europe.

Mr. Therrien is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Trois-Rivières (Québec) and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria). Since September 2018, he has been in the Artist Diploma Program at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Marietta Orlov on The Liliane Sventeleky-de Kresz full-tuition scholarship.

2020 Piano Competitors

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko Henry From Carter Johnson Nicole Linaksita Jingzi Linda Ruan Waller Jean-Luc Therrien

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