“Tina romps through this (Sibelius) concerto as if she warms up with it every morning before breakfast.“
Maestro David Gilbert | Greenwich Symphony
Recent performance highlights for Pierre-André Doucet include broadcasts on NPR and CBC Radio 2, concerts with the Rand Symphony Orchestra in South Africa, a recital with violinist Sheng-Ching Hsu at the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and a Debut Atlantic tour with violinist Christina Bouey.
He was the winner of the Knigge Music Competition, and with soprano Alexandra Smither, won the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. He also earned the Third Prize at the 2015 Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award Competition. In addition, Mr. Doucet has been awarded top prizes for his performances of contemporary works, namely at the Prix d’Europe and the Ibiza International Piano Competition.
Mr. Doucet is also a prize-winning author, with his first collection of poetry and short stories, Sorta comme si on était déjà là, published in 2012. Last winter, Mr. Doucet was named visiting professor at l’Université de Montréal, where he also completed doctoral studies under the tutelage of Maneli Pirzadeh. Furthermore, he has benefited from masterclasses at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, the Gijón International Piano Festival, Songfest, the Music Academy of the West, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Since 2012, he has been Co-Artistic Director of Barachois Summer Music alongside pianist Julien LeBlanc.
The New York Post wrote “when violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven.” She is an accomplished prizewinner, most recently receiving First Prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition in the chamber division, Grand Prize at the Fischoff Competition, and First Place in the American Prize.
As concerto soloist, Christina has performed with the Greenwich Symphony, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Salina Symphony, River Cities Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, Tonkünstler Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Symphony, Prince Edward Island Symphony, Banff Orchestra, Shattered Glass and the Hemenway Strings. Her solo and chamber appearances include Carnegie Hall, Esterházy Palace, Taiwan National Recital Hall, Harbin Grand Theatre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Schneider Series, Rockefeller Tri Noon Series, Dame Myra Hess series, La Jolla Summer Fest, Premiere Performances Hong Kong, Vietnam Connection Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Harvard Club of New York, Montreal Chamber Festival, Debut Atlantic, Kansas International Music Festival, L’Archet Concert Group and the Indian River Festival. She has also been featured on New York’s WQXR.
Christina graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2013 with a Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance, studying with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim as a full scholarship student, and in 2012 with a Professional Studies Certificate, studying with Laurie Smukler. In 2011, she received a Master of Music, while studying with Nicholas Mann. Her Bachelor of Music (Magnum cum laude) is from The Boston Conservatory, where she was a full-scholarship student of Irina Muresanu. Christina is currently serving as concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and is a member/founder of the Ulysses String Quartet.
“Pierre-André Doucet is an accomplished pianist of the romantic, full-blooded school.“
– Michael Green | Artsmart