Jean Marchand

Academic title(s): 

Part-time, Collaborative Piano

Department: 
Performance
Area(s): 
Piano
Contact Information
Email address: 
jeandmarchand [at] sympatico [dot] ca
Instrument(s): 
Piano
Group: 
Faculty
Biography: 

Musical studies

Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (class of Irving Heller, 1965 – 1971)
(First Prize)
With Karl Engel (Switzerland)

Performances

He has collaborated extensively with violinists Denise Lupien, Jonathan Crow and Mark Fewer, cellists Matt Haimovitz, Elizabeth Dolin, Philippe Muller and Antonio Lysy, baritones Allan Monk and Nathaniel Watson, sopranos Chantal Lambert and Gail Desmarais and pianists Brigitte Poulin, Dale Bartlett and Lise Boucher. His frequent tours with Matt Haimovitz gave him the opportunity to perform in New York’s Lincoln Center, San Francisco’s “Performances” series and  for National Public Radio (“St-Paul’s Sundays”).

He has performed with l’Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Joseph Rescigno (2000) and l’Orchestre symphonique de Laval with Jean-François Rivest (2007).

He has given many recitals for both the SRC/CBC radios and televisions, Télé-Québec and l’ORTF (Paris). He has also been invited to perform for the Festival international de Lanaudière (2000, 2003), the Festival international du Domaine Forget (2000 to 2011) and many times for the Montréal and Ottawa Chamber Music Festivals.

Recordings

Variations for two pianos with Dale Bartlett (CBC records)
Musique de salon pour piano quatre mains with Lise Boucher (Atma)
Gulash with cellist Matt Haimovitz (Oxingale)
L’histoire du soldat (CBC records)

Teaching

Accompanist (1987- 2010) at the Schulich School of music, McGill University (strings)
Accompanist (voice) (1996-2000) Faculté de musique, Université de Montréal
Accompanist (strings) (2000-2011) Domaine Forget

Currently teaches collaborative studies I and II and chamber music at the Schulich School of music

Contemporary music premieres

Sonate pour piano (Lise Gauthier), Trois-Rivières, 1976
Dans la nuit and  Thrènes (Jean Lesage), Spirituart, Montréal, 1992
Sonate pour violoncelle et piano (Raymond Daveluy), Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal, 2008, Société Radio-Canada, Espace Musique

President of l’Académie de musique du Québec and co-director of the “Prix d’Europe” music competition (2005-2008)

Jean Marchand also pursues an active career as a stage, television and movie actor.