Musicians' Biographies

Duo: Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy & Jean-Michel Dubé

Our next concert will be presented at 4 pm on March 26, 2023 and features two Canadian musicians, Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy & Jean-Michel Dubé.

Duo Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy & Jean-Michel Dubé

Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Prix d'Europe, the 2021 Choquette-Symcox Prize and the 2017 Peter Mendell Prize, cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy is ranked among the "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30" (CBC Music, 2018). Twice a first prize winner at the Canadian Music Competition, Dominique performs as a soloist with several orchestras in Quebec City. A sought-after and committed chamber musician, Dominique is a founding member of the Trio de l'Île and the Andara Quartet. He also joined the renowned Trio Hochelaga in 2018.

Also a composer, Dominique was awarded the 3rd artistic grand prize in the Domicile Adoré composition competition organized by the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation in 2020. Two of his compositions have been performed by the Laval Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alain Trudel. He is a founding member of the duo BOA expérience, an instrumental music project with a cinematographic flavor that presents only original compositions. His album "Aux deux hémisphères" in duet with pianist Jean-Michel Dubé (supported by the Canada Council for the Arts), presents his complete classical compositions for cello and piano.

Dominique holds a Master's degree in performance from the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal, which he obtained with distinction and was included in the Dean's List under the tutelage of Yegor Dyachkov. During his training, he attended several master classes, notably with Mischa Maisky, Alisa Weilerstein, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Raphaël Wallfisch, Philippe Muller and Richard Aaron.

Dominique plays a David Tecchler cello (1704) with a Pierre Simon bow (c. 1855), courtesy of Canimex Inc. of Drummondville (QC), Canada.

For additional information, please visit the web site of Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy.

Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Canadian Music Competition-Canimex International Stepping Stone and winner of the Prize for the best interpretation of a compulsory work, pianist Jean-Michel Dubé distinguished himself on the international scene the same year as winner of the Special Prize at the German Piano Open International Competition and as a finalist at the Piana Del Cavaliere International Competition in Italy. His innate musical sense and technique have earned him much praise both in Canada and abroad. Winner of the Pierre Mantha Prize at the 2016 Prix d'Europe Competition, he was also awarded the John Newmark Prize for his musical and aesthetic qualities that caught the attention of the jury. Since then, he has performed in numerous concerts in Canada, France and Switzerland.

As a concert artist he has collaborated with the Orchestre symphonique de l'Estuaire, the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, the German Piano Open Competition Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre de la francophonie, the Montreal Youth Orchestra, the Canadian Music Competition Orchestra and the Philharmonia Mundi Orchestra of Montreal. He has worked under the direction of conductors Dina Gilbert, Julien Proulx, Henri Sigfridsson, Mathieu Lussier, Daniel Missyk, Louis Lavigueur, Uri Mayer, Jean-Pascal Hamelin and Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse.

As a chamber musician, he has recorded André Mathieu's chamber music with the chamber musicians of Les Violons du Roy and collaborates with various groups. As a duettist, he cooperates with Rosemarie Duval-Laplante on four-hand piano and Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy on cello. A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Québec in Suzanne Beaubien's class, Jean-Michel Dubé has had the honor of playing privately for pianists Evgeny Kissin and Garrick Ohlsson. He has benefited from the mentorship of pianist Philippe Cassard in solo and Hervé Billaut for the duo. Jean-Michel Dubé was named "Artist in Residence" of the Drummondville Symphony Orchestra for the 2021-2022 season.

Jean-Michel Dubé graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Québec in 2016 where he studied with pianist Suzanne Beaubien. He also teaches piano and is the initiator of the Adult Program at the Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean Summer Music Camp in Quebec.

Jean-Michel Dubé rehearses on a piano kindly provided by Canimex Inc. of Drummondville (QC), Canada.

For additional information, please visit the web site of Jean-Michel Dubé.

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