Canadian pianist Jeanne Amièle has distinguished herself at several national competitions in recent years.
In 2015, she was awarded the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition and 3rd Prize at the OSM Manulife Competition. In 2016, she won 1st Prize in the Shean Piano Competition and 2nd Prize in the Stepping Stone Canadian Music Competition. She recently was awarded 2nd Prize Pierre Mantha and the John Newmark Prize in the Prix d’Europe Competition.
Jeanne has also been invited to play as a soloist with various Canadian orchestras, including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Prior, the Montreal I Musici Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, the Apassionata Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Myssyk, and the Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jacques Lacombe. She is regularly featured in solo recitals and chamber music concerts, notably with pianist Simon Larivière with whom she forms the Amièle-Larivière Duo. In 2017, she participated in the recording of Sonatas & Nocturnes—19th-Century Gems for Bassoon and Piano under the label MSR Classics in collaboration with Michel Bettez, first bassoonist of the Orchestre Métropolitain. The recording was praised by the critics, and the prestigious magazine Gramophone wrote that the pianist played “with full-blooded richness and poetry.” Jeanne Amièle is a Doctor of Music. She was trained with pianist and professor
Jean Saulnier at the University of Montreal, where she received a scholarship from the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarships Program for her doctorate studies. She also studied at the Haute École de Musique of Geneva, Switzerland with professor Dominique Weber while doing an international exchange program.
Competitor: Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition. October 27–November 3, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.