GRAND PIANO - PHILIPPE GAGNÉ AND LAURIANNE HOUDE
Laurianne Houde has made her mark in several national competitions, including the Canadian Music Competition, the Concours de musique de la Capitale, the Sherbrooke Music Festival and the Festival-Concours de musique de Pierre de Sorel. At the 2021 edition of the Canadian Music Competition, she won the grand prize and the iA Financial Group Cup at the Concours de musique de la Capitale.
Philippe Gagné received the first prize at the Canadian Music Competition in 2011 and the Grand Prize in 2016. He was also awarded the "Mérite de la ville de Rimouski" scholarship twice. In 2022, Philippe obtained his engineering title at the same time as his Master's degree in music. In the fall of 2022, he started studying full-time at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal under the tutelage of Charles Richard-Hamelin, with the goal of undertaking a solo career.
For this concert, the artists have chosen to perform works by Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Marc-André Hamelin, and Nikolai Kapustine.