Biography

Thierry Montpetit started studying the piano at the age of 14, and four years later was admitted with Jimmy Brière at the Université de Montréal, where he completed a Doctorate in Piano Performance in 2019. Other notable teachers include Marc Durand and Richard Raymond, with whom he completed a Fifth Cycle Diploma at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. He had the opportunity to play in masterclasses for great pianists such as Jacques Rouvier, Sergei Babayan, Dang Thai Son, Robert McDonald, Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Arnaldo Cohen.

 

Thierry is an active performer, having played in Canada, the USA, Japan and France. He has also had success in competitions, twice being a finalist in international competitions in Tokyo and New York City, and having won awards in several others, including the First Prize at the 2019 Festival de musique du Royaume, the Jean-Paul Sévilla prize for the best performance of Fauré Nocturnes at the Prix d'Europe 2017, and various other prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, the Festival de musique classique du Bas-Richelieu as well as the Concours de musique de Montréal.