Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, piano

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre is a winner of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize 2008, the highest distinction from the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2000 at the age of 17, pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre won first prize at the prestigious Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, as well as the People’s Choice Award at the same competition. He is also laureate of the Young Performer Competition and Concertino Praga International Competition. He is the recipient of the studio-prize Paris residency 2016 from the Quebec Council for the arts. Mr. Sylvestre has played with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Simon Streatfeild, Christian Schulz, Richard Bradshaw, Alain Trudel, Fabien Gabel and Rolf Bertsch. Famous conductor Yannick Nézet Séguin described him as “a poet of the piano”. In November 2019, M. Sylvestre has taken part on an Australien tour of seven concerts performed in Sydney and Melbourne. He is regularly invited as a soloist by the Metropolitan Orchestra, Quebec Symphonic Orchestra, Laval Symphonic Orchestra and Longueuil Symphonic Orchestra.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre performs as part of the OCM’s special series of eight mini online concerts.
Each week, the featured artist will have carte blanche to present their favourite repertoire during the 45 minute performance.OCM

“We are proud to give our audience the opportunity to get to know next season’s soloists in such a personal and interactive way. It’s also a chance for all of us to escape isolation for 45 minutes every week, without leaving the comfort and safety of our homes. Music has always had the power to alleviate stress and anxiety”, says Taras Kulish, OCM’s Executive Director.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre’s performance will be broadcast at 7:30pm May 5, 2020 on l’Orchestre classique de Montréal’s Facebook page.

About the Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM)
For its 80th anniversary season, the McGill Chamber Orchestra was renamed Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM). Founded in 1939 by violinist, conductor, and composer Alexander Brott and his wife Lotte Brott, the OCM quickly became one of Canada’s most established chamber orchestras, touring to five continents, recording extensively, and appearing regularly on radio and television. Now led by Boris Brott, OC, OQ, the elder son of Alexander and one of Canada’s most internationally renowned conductors, the OCM is a vibrant, innovative, and flexible ensemble consisting of the city’s best professional musicians, which presents concerts throughout the year in the finest halls of Montreal. Fulfilling its mission of celebrating diversity and inclusivity, the OCM has created the program Music for Everyone which enables collaborations with numerous new immigrant communities and Montreal organizations in making OCM’s performances accessible to all. Student ticket prices remain at the very low price of $10 for the majority of OCM concerts.


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