Jean Saulnier

LIVE from MONTREAL, CANADA


CHOPIN and the PLEYEL PIANO

premiere recordings and discussion

It is a pleasure to premiere the exclusive recordings of Jean Saulnier on an 1848 Pleyel piano. Join Jean in conversation about this project as we listen to his recordings of the following pieces:

FREDERIC CHOPIN
Mazurka Op.17 No.2 in E minor
Nocturne Op.62 No.1 in B Major
Ballade No.1, Op.23 in G minor
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op.60

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th
released 22h00 (PT) - 5pm (NY)
Jean Saulnier leads an active career as a recitalist, chamber musician and teacher, with broad experience in both the solo and the chamber music repertoire. He is a sought-after collaborator by the best musicians from Canada and abroad, speaking eloquently to the flexibility, natural playing ability, and spirit of partnership he brings to every performance.
A recipient of numerous prizes in national and international competitions, including the William Kapell International Competition, the Prix d’Europe and the Leschetizky Competition, Jean Saulnier has performed in Canada, United States, South America and Europe. He has been guest soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Rochester Philharmonic and I Musici de Montréal. He is frequently heard in major Canadian music festivals and on CBC radio.
Performing with his long-time partners’ cellist Yegor Dyachkov and clarinetist André Moisan, Jean Saulnier has recorded many major works from the chamber music repertoire on the Pelléas, ATMA, Analekta and Doberman-Yppan recording labels.
Jean Saulnier studied with Marc Durand, Leon Fleisher, and André Laplante. His doctorate from the University of Montreal was saluted with the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. He is currently Associate Professor at the Music Faculty of the University of Montreal where he has been teaching for over 20 years. He is regularly invited to give master classes at institutions of higher education. He frequently serves as a jury member for national and international competitions, higher education institutions and government agencies.
Jean Saulnier has been on the Artist Faculty of Porto Pianofest since 2018.
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