Research project

On trail of Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937)!

November 8th

Radio interview


Here is an interview @ CJSO Radio in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec on Lambert Café show with Jocelyne Lambert. The purpose was to announce some few concerts in Quebec. This interview also reflects my most recent research.

Click here to listen to it.

January 16, 2019


Participation in the doctoral study day at the Conservatoire de Paris


I am very happy to participate in the first Doctoral Study Day of the year at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris in partnership with Sorbonne University which will take place in Paris on January 21, 2019 from 10am. I will be among other PhD students and researchers in this meeting devoted to musicological research. Here is the document to download for the content of this day and my presentation which will include the reception of contemporary works directed by Gabriel Pierne Concert Columns.



September 2018

After applying to the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), I received a letter stating that I've passed the preselection round and that I was invite for an audition and an interview in Paris on September 26. Teachers from the CNSMDP and from the University Paris-Sorbonne were on board for the preselection process and might have been interested in my research project that is about the French composer and conductor Gabriel Pierné. I am currently preparing a one-hour recital including works by Pierné and composers who inspired him. 

C. Franck, Prélude, Fugue et Variation op.18 (1862)

Transcription pour piano par Harold Bauer (1910)

Gabriel Pierné, étude de concert op.13 (1887)

G.Pierné, Trois pièces formant une suite de concert op.40 (ca.1903)

    I. Preludio e fughetta II. Nocturne en forme de valse III. Étude symphonique

G.Pierné,Six pièces (1935)

IV. Tombeau de César Franck VI.Gulliver au pays de Lilliput 

F. Chopin, Allegro de concert op.46 (1841)

This rectial shows pretty well the evolution of Pierné's musical language and his musical influences. Franck, his organ and improvisation teacher and Chopin, the master of the piano had both a significant influence on Pierné's work. It's interesting to know that Pierné performed the Allegro de Concert op.46  by Chopin for his final exam and was awarded a First prize in piano at the Conservatoire de Paris on July 25th 1879 at the age of 15 years old. 

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