18 ans !

Isabelle David, piano

Praised for her “poetic and flexible virtuosity” (Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat), Isabelle David has performed as soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Torùn Symphony Orchestra (Poland), Longueuil Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Musicians from the World Symphony Orchestra, Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra, Drummondville Symphony Orchestra, Longueuil chamber Orchestra and the Fribourg Youth Orchestra (Switzerland), among others.

Isabelle’s great technical facility and musical personality has caught the attention of the public and juries in many competitions. She has won the Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award, 1st prize at the Concours de Musique Hélène-Roberge, 1st prize and the Most Promising Performer award at the CFMTA National Piano Competition, 1st prize and Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition, 2nd prize at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life competition, 1st prize at the 22nd Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra competition, a career award from the Père Lindsay Foundation, as well as the piano scholarship from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, which is awarded each year to one pianist chosen from all Canadian music institutions and universities.

She has participated in many festivals in Canada, France, United States, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland and had the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall’s Weil recital Hall, the Governor General of Canada residence’s Rideau Hall, Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall and Théâtre Maisonneuve. She has been chosen as artist Entrées en scène Loto-Québec for the 2014-2015 tour. As a chamber musician, she has recently appeared alongside the Fine Arts String Quartet at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. In Boston, she has been a guest artist with the Borromeo String Quartet and The Callithumpian Consort.

Isabelle received her bachelor’s degree from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. During her undergraduate studies, she has been awarded the Schulich Scholarship, the Dorothy Morton Piano Scholarship, the Anna Paull Gertler Scholarships in Music, and the Phyllis Reeves Music Performance Award. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, she obtained her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Gabriel Chodos. She is now pursuing her doctorate in the class of Jean Saulnier at the Montreal University. Her doctoral thesis, which focuses on Canadian composer Auguste Descarries, has been awarded a Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.