First Prize winner of the Canimex Canadian Music Competition’s Stepping Stone 2017 edition, pianist Jean-Michel Dubé also won the Prize for the best interpretation of an imposed work. In the same year, he distinguished himself on the international scene as winner of the Special Prize at the German Piano Open International Competition and as a finalist at the Piana Del Cavaliere International Competition in Italy. Jean-Michel Dubé’s innate musical flair and dazzling technique have earned him much praise both in Canada and abroad. Winner of the Pierre Mantha Prize at the Prix d’Europe Competition in 2016, Jean-Michel was also granted the John Newmark Award. He has since been heard in concert in Canada, France and Switzerland.
Recognized as a rising star of the country’s next generation, Jean-Michel was selected by ICI Musique in 2018 as “one of six young Quebec classical musicians to know” and is also included in CBC Music’s 2017 list of the “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”.
Invited by France Musique in 2017, Jean-Michel continues his international career by giving a recital broadcasted on the program “Génération Jeunes interprètes” dedicated to emerging musicians.
The First Prizes won at Aramusique’s Hélène-Roberge Competition in 2015 and at Pierre-De Saurel Competition in 2016, allowed him to record two albums dedicated to the music of Québec composer André Mathieu, released on Espace 21 label. The first album was chosen “Classical Album Discovery in November 2016” by La Scena musicale Magazine (Montreal). Excerpts from these two albums were broadcasted on ICI Musique, Radio-Classique and France Musique.
In addition to his recital and chamber music career, he performed with l’Orchestre symphonique de l’Estuaire, l’Orchestre symphonique des Jeunes de Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, l’orchestre du German Piano Open, les Violons du Roy, l’Orchestre Appassionata, l’Orchestre du Concours de musique du Canada and l’Orchestre Philharmonia Mundi de Montréal. He played under the baton of conductors such as Dina Gilbert, Jean-Pascal Hamelin, Mathieu Lussier, Daniel Myssyk, Uri Mayer, Julien Proulx and Henri Sigfridsson.
As duettist, he regularily plays with his partner Rosemarie Duval-Laplante. They attended advanced 4-hands piano training courses with Hervé Billaut in Paris as well as with the Philippe Cassard at the prestigious Tibor Varga Academy in Switzerland. They toured with Jeunesses Musicales Canada in 2018.
Over the years, he attended masterclasses with pianists Michel Béroff, Hervé Billaut, Philippe Cassard, Jean-Philippe Collard, Jane Coop, Till Fellner, Anton Kuerti, Stephen Kovacevitch, André Laplante, Benedetto Lupo, Jorge Luis Prats, Jacques Rouvier, Jean Saulnier and Jean-Paul Sevilla.
Jean-Michel is a graduate from “Conservatoire de Musique de Québec” in 2016 where he studied with Suzanne Beaubien, pianist. He is also teaching piano and is the initiator of the adult program for Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean Music Summer Camp in the province of Québec.
Jean-Michel Dubé works on a piano graciously lent by Canimex inc.
Sunday March 29, 2020 - 10:00 - Uni musique
Young Virtuosos Series
Salle Saint-François Xavier, Prévost Qc
Saturday April 4, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. - Diffusions Amal’gamme
Sunday April 5, 2020 - Private concert / Montreal
Private concert / Montreal
Saturday April 11, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. - Private concert / Montreal
Eglise Notre-Dame de Jacques Cartier
Tuesday April 14, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. - Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay
202 rue Jacques Cartier Est
Saturday May 30, 2020 - Private concert
Sunday May 31, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. - Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay
Piano 4 hands with Rosemarie Duval-Laplante
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 rue Sherbrooke Est
CONCOURS PRIX D’EUROPE 2020 | 109e ÉDITION
Sunday June 14, 2020 - Private concert
June 23-28, 2020 - Camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Summer Camp piano adults 1
Sunday June 28, 2020 - Camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Chamber Music with
1589 route 169
June 28 to July 3, 2020 - Camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Adult Piano Summer Camp # 2
July 9, 2020 - Midis en musique
Holy Trinity Cathedral
31 rue Desjardins
Friday August 14, 2020 - Private concert / Quebec
Chamber Music with
Marie Bégin, violin and
Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello
Saturday August 15, 2020 - Private concert / Quebec
Sunday August 16, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. - Dimanches en musique
30, place de l’Eglise
August 30 to September 30, 2020 - Camp musical Père Lindsay
Camp musical Père Lindsay
Lac Priscault, Saint Côme, QC
Adult piano summer camp
Sunday September 13, 2020 - Aramusique
More information to come
From September 15 to October 15, 2020 - Advanced course in Europe
Advanced course in Europe
October 25, 2020 - Private concert / Laurentides
November 8, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. - Concerts at Chapelle Saint-Cyriac
Concerts at Chapelle Saint-Cyriac
5621 rue de la Chapelle
January 22 to February 15, 2021 - Jeunesses musicales Canada
Jeunesses musicales Canada
East tour, 2020-2021 season
March 21, 2021 - Maison des Arts de Laval
Information to come
March 28, 2021 - Maison des Arts de Laval
CONCOURS PRIX D’EUROPE
Second Prize, Pierre Mantha Prize
Jean-Michel Dubé, piano
des Violons du Roy
“Jean-Michel Dubé gives us the reference disc of Mathieu’s chamber music”
A beloved child of Quebec, pianist and composer André Mathieu lives again under Jean-Michel Dubé’s fingers
André Mathieu: works for solo piano and two pianos, melodies, unpublished works
” We are much more in tune with the romantic sensitivity on the surface, very Faurean from Jean-Michel Dubé and his partners.” (Translation)
“The musician Dubé is in his full element with Liszt and Scriabine … one day he will play the sonata of Tchaikovsi and will do very well.” (Translation)
“Jean-Michel Dubé undoubtedly has the wind in his sails. And his work on André Mathieu is more than promising and very rich for the history and knowledge of Canadian music.” (Translation)
” He is a Van Cliburn in the making. He polished off the Beethoven concerto with remarkable variations in technic and touch. His expression and technic were excellent.”
” His interpretation of Beethoven concerto for piano and orchestra in E flat major was sublime: Mastering technique, he played with rhythm brio and impeccable clarity. At times, his fingers appeared to float effortless across the keys and kept the audience in thrall as they continued to listen as he played with a lot of visible enthusiasm and emotion”. (Translation)
” This is the performance that raised the roof last night……The solo writing for the piano, often percussive, is fiendishly virtuosic “.