After his success at the Berlin Philharmonie, pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre returns to Quebec this fall for two thrilling concerts: at the Maison symphonique de Montréal and at the Salle Raoul-Jobin in Quebec City.
“With this concert, I hope to present a program that is both profound and virtuoso. I hope it will provide an emotional experience that will transport the audience to a state of transcendence and meditation”, says Jean-Philippe Sylvestre.
This program of virtuoso recitals includes both audience favorites and exciting new discoveries:
• Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
• Maurice Ravel, Mirrors and Pavane for a deceased Infanta
• Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, op. 27 #2 Moonlight
• Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor (BWV 873)
• André Mathieu, Concerto de Québec (version for piano solo)
• Mily Balakirev, Islamey, op. 18
Award-winning talent and mastery of his craft.
With a “dazzling technique” and a “genuine imagination”, Sylvestre has already left his mark all over the world. He is described by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin as a “poet of the piano”.
The Monteregian artist is highly appreciated both in Canada and abroad:
– Virginia Parker Prize, the highest distinction awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
– First Prize and Audience Prize at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition.
– First prize in three Canadian music competitions and the highest overall score on one of these occasions.
– Winner of the Audience Award and Best Performance of a Compulsory Piece at the CBC National Competition for Young Performers.
– Winner of the Young Interpreter Competition and of the International Concertino Praga Competition.
Since the beginning of his career in 1988, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre has performed in prestigious venues around the world: Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein (Vienna), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels) , Teatro Mayor (Colombia), Theatro Municipal and Teatro B32 (Brazil), Recital Hall (Sydney), Maison Symphonique, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and Salle Bourgie (Montreal), Glenn Gould Studio and George Weston Hall (Toronto), and the Center National des Arts (Ottawa), among others.
He has performed with renowned orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchester symphonique de Montréal, the Orchester symphonique de Québec and the Orchester Métropolitain. His collaborators include renowned conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Simon Streatfeild, Jacques Lacombe, Christian Schulz, Richard Bradshaw, Boris Brott, Fabien Gabel and Rolf Bertsch.
Last April he recorded an album with the London Symphony Orchestra (CHANDOS), and in June he performed at the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic. Mr. Sylvestre recently returned from a seven-concert tour of Brazil with the Orchester symphonique de Longueuil. Quebec audiences have also heard him at the Maison symphonique with the Orchester Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet Séguin, as well as with the Orchester Classique de Montréal and Jacques Lacombe. Other recent engagements include the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, the Orchester symphonique de Toledo, the Orchester symphonique de Laval in Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 and the Orchester symphonique de Trois-Rivières in Rachmaninov’s 2nd Concerto . His recordings have been nominated for JUNO awards and the Gala de l’ADISQ.
Symphonic House – Montreal
Saturday 22 October 2022, at 7.30 p.m.
Ticket office: Place des Arts
Montcalm Palace (Salle Raoul-Jobin) – Quebec
Friday November 11, 2022, at 7.30 p.m.
Ticket office: Palais Montcalm