Jean Dubé (musician)

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Jean Dubé (born December 3, 1981 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a bi-national Canadian and French pianist. He has played the piano from the age of three and started playing concerts at five. As a soloist and chamber musician he appeared on television and radio in France and abroad. At the age of nine he was invited to open the Mozart Bicentenary, playing Mozart’s Concerto No.5 with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. In the same year he was unanimously awarded first prize in the ‘Jeunes Prodiges Mozart à Paris’ Competition.

Jean Dubé studied with Jacques Rouvier and Jacqueline Robin and followed masterclasses with Dimitri Bashkirov, Lev Naumov, Oxana Yablonskaya, Rudolf Buchbinder, Vladimir Krainev, Leslie Howard and Murray Perahia. In 2000 he gained the Yvonne Lefébure Scholarship during the Orléans Twentieth Century International Piano Competition, enabling him to study in Dublin with John O'Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Dubé, at ten, was the youngest graduate ever in the history of the Conservatory of Nice, and at the age of fourteen he gained the first prize in piano from the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. In international competitions he won first prize in the Francis Poulenc Competition in Brive-La-Gaillarde (1997) and the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Bucharest (1998), and second prize in the Takasaki Art & Music Competition (2000). In December 2000 he was awarded the Second Grand Prize at the Olivier Messiaen Competition in Paris, where he also won the Yvonne Loriod Prize and the Editions Durand Prize.

In April 2002 Jean Dubé was the undisputed winner of the 6th edition of the prestigious International Franz Liszt Piano Competition of Utrecht. His delicate playing during the Final was also rewarded with the Audience Award. As part of the First Prize Jean Dubé has recorded a CD for the international record label Naxos (released in 2004), and performed up to one hundred concerts in no less than twenty-five different countries.


  • Jean Dubé - Jean Sibelius

Œuvres pour piano Romance, Valse triste, Finlandia Op. 26 No. 7, Petite Sérénade (released 05/2005; label:SYRIUS)

  • Jean Dubé - Jean Cras

L'œuvre pour piano Paysage maritime, Maysage champêtre, Poèmes intimes, Danze (released 02/2006; label:SYRIUS)

  • Jean Dubé - Jean Cras, Hervé Roullet

Croquis Champêtres et Voyages oniriques (Roullet) ; Deux impromptus, Polyphème : Interlude, Âmes d'enfants pour quatre mains (Cras), Xavier Bouchaud deuxième piano, (2009, label: SYRIUS, Catalog number: 141430)

  • Jean Dubé - Franz Liszt

Ballades, Polonaises, Trois morceaux suisses Deux Polonaises, Ballade No.1 in D flat major, Ballade No.2 in B minor, Au bord d'une source, Trois morceaux suisses (Catalogue No: 8.557364 ; label:NAXOS)

  • Jean Dubé - Franz Liszt

Les Préludes, La campanella, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca, Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (released 10/2003; label:SYRIUS)

  • Jean Dubé - César Franck

Oeuvres & arrangements pour piano Prélude, Choral et Fugue Prélude, Aria et Final Prélude, Fugue et Variation Troisième Choral (released 05/2004; label:SYRIUS)

  • Jean Dubé - "Bach...In Nomine"

Beethoven, Glinka, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Nielsen, Prokofieff, Reinken, Schumann, Villa-Lobos ( Label: SYRIUS ;Catalog number:SYR 141402)

  • Jean Dubé - "Toccatas"

Purcell, Scarlatti, Pasquini, Nägeli, Czerny, Wieck, Schumann, Balakirev, Chaminade, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Khatchatourian, Holst, Poulenc et Ravel(Label:SYRIUS;Cat.number:SYR 141406)

  • Jean Dubé, piano, with Adrien Frasse-Sombet, cello - "Edvard Grieg, Sergueï Rachmaninov: Sonatas for cello and piano"

E. Grieg: Sonate opus 6 - Intermezzo ; S.Rachmaninov: Vocalise opus 34 n°14. (released 03/2007; Label: SYRIUS ; Catalog number : SYR-141409)

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