» Justine Pelletier Concert - 2011-12 Desjardins Concert
Canadian pianist Justine Pelletier has been featured as a soloist with the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Francophonie, and her solo recitals have often been broadcast on national radio programs, such as the CBC’s Rising Stars series. She has appeared at the Lanaudière Festival in Joliette and at the Juilliard ChamberFest in New York, and has collaborated with such Canadian artists as the Cecilia String Quartet, violist Jean-Philippe Tremblay and pianist Jimmy Brière. She has won prizes from the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada Foundation (Université de Montréal), the Canadian National Music Festival, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Prix d’Europe competitions. Under full scholarships, she has participated in summer festivals in Orford, at the Banff Centre (Canada), in Stuttgart (Germany), and in Enghien (Belgium). She is a graduate of the Université de Montreal—awarded both a Bachelor of Music degree and a DESS (Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Spécialisées)—, where she studied with Jean Saulnier and Marc Durand.
Recently graduated from The Juilliard School in New York, she has completed a Master’s degree with Professor Julian Martin. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture, which enabled her to work with renowned Bach scholar David Schulenberg on performance issues related to the interpretation of J.S. Bach’s music, resulting in her own scholarly document, Tempo Issues in the Performance of Bach’s Sarabande in the Sixth Partita