Jean-Sébastien recently move to Vancouver from Montreal where he completed his baccalaureate degree at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal with M. Andre Laplante (2nd prize of the 1978 International Tchaikovsky Competition) and his master degree at Université de Montréal with M. Jean Saulnier. He studied conducting with Raffi Armenian and participated to master classes by numerous famous pianists and teachers such as Jean-Philippe Collard, Jacques Rouvier, Louis Lortie, John Perry, Marc Durand. In 2010, he founded the Chœur du Brouhaha, which now has more than 60 singers. He has taught until 2019 at the Lanaudière School of Music, the Fernand Lindsay Musical Camp and the Université de Québec in Montreal. Always active as a pianist, he has worked with recognized musicians and singers.
2011-2013 Doctorate in Music (not completed), University of Montreal. (direction of Jean Saulnier)
2011 Graduate Specialized Studies, Music, University of Montreal. (direction of Jean Saulnier)
2010 Master of Music, University of Montreal. (direction of Jean Saulnier)
2008 Graduate Diploma I, Conservatory of Music of Montreal. (direction of Jean Saulnier)
Teaching & performance experience
2018-2019 Accompanist / Instructor at Université du Québec à Montréal
2012-2019 Pianist at Camps Musical de Lanaudière
2010-2019 Pianist at École de musique de Lanaudière
2010-2019 Pianist of Voix de la Montagne conducted by Bruno Dufresne.
2011-2019 Artistic director and conductor of Ensemble Choral Saint-Eustache
2010-2016 Founder and artistic director of Chanteurs du Brouhaha
2012-2015 Artistic director and conductor of Ensemble Vocal Vivace
2011-2015 Conductor and foundor of the Children’s choir of Église Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka
2010 Prix Claire Charbonneau-Clerk, 99e édition du Prix d’Europe
2006-2007 Pianist of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal’s choir conducted by Louis Lavigueur