Lucille Dompierre

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Lucille Dompierre (1899-1968) was a Canadian pianist and arranger. She made only a few recordings, mainly consisting of works by Frédéric Chopin. She also arranged several Canadian songs and folk tunes for piano and solo voice.[1]


Dompierre was a pupil of Berthe Roy and Henri Gagnon.[2] A child prodigy, she began her concert career at the age of 5. In 1919 she won the prestigious Prix d'Europe.[3] The award enabled her to continue studies in Paris, which she had begun in 1918, through 1920.[1]

Upon her return to Quebec City in 1920, Dompierre continued her career as a concert pianist; appearing with every numerous important ensembles and at major venues throughout Canada. For many years she was the resident pianist of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra.[1]