Biography

Pianist with a passionate playing, Thierry Montpetit is known for his prodigious technique which allows him to navigate the great monuments of the piano litterature with ease.

An accomplished performer, he is invited to give recitals in Canada as well as abroad. In 2022, he was invited to give two recitals for peace in Ukraine in New York City for which he received a Certificate of Merit of the New York State Assembly.

Thierry Montpetit has had success in numerous national and international competitions. He was a finalist at the Tokyo Piano Open (Tokyo) and at the George Gershwin International Piano Competition (New York City), where he also received an Honorable Mention. He has also won numerous prizes in national competitions, including the First Prize at the Festival de musique du Royaume in 2019, the Jean-Paul Sévilla prize for the best interpretation of Fauré Nocturnes at the 2017 Prix d’Europe, and other prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, the Festival de musique classique du Bas-Richelieu and the Concours de musique de Montréal.

It’s at the age of 14 that Thierry Montpetit discovered his instrument, and four years later he joined Jimmy Brière’s studio at the Université de Montréal. Having also studied with Marc Durand and Richard Raymond, he has had the opportunity to receive advice from great masters such as Jacques Rouvier, Sergei Babayan, Dang Thai Son, Robert McDonald, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Arnaldo Cohen, Jean Saulnier and Marietta Orlov. Thierry Montpetit holds a Doctorate from the Université de Montréal and a Fifth Cycle Diploma from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.