Pierre-Richard Aubin (Piano)
Pierre-Richard Aubin won first prize in piano at the Conservatory of Music of Quebec in Chicoutimi, where he studied with Suzanne Goyette. He continued his studies at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam with Jan Huizing and Jan Vijn, and completed a Masters in Performance at the University of Montreal under the direction of Nathalie Pepin. Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Communications, he received advice from pianist Menahem Pressler during a stay in Bloomington, Indiana (USA). During his studies, Pierre-Richard Aubin has distinguished himself on several occasions, including as a scholarship recipient of the Federation of Graduate Studies at the University of Montreal, the Medal of the Governor General of Canada, and winner of the Canadian Music Competition.
Pierre-Richard Aubin performs regularly in concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed in various concert series throughout the province, and attended a concert tour for Jeunesses Musicales du Canada as a duo with violinist Judy Kang. He has been guest soloist of symphony orchestras in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and Estuary, and performed with the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra last fall. Heard on the airwaves of the cultural channel of Radio-Canada in the radio programs Jeunes artistes and En concert, Pierre-Richard Aubin recorded for
television, film, and for the record company ATMA with bassoonist Michel Bettez.
Pierre-Richard Aubin was accompanist at the University of Montreal and McGill University. He also worked for several years for the winds and strings summer course at the Camp musical des Laurentides and the week of Vocal Arts music camp at the Camp musical du Saguenay–Lac Saint-Jean. Professor-accompanist at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Chicoutimi for two years, and in Rimouski for three years, Pierre-Richard Aubin has been a professor-accompanist at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau since September 2000. He has held a pianist internship at the woodwind seminar at the Domaine Forget since the summer of 2010.