MAXIM BERNARD, PIANIST
His career was launched in 2006 after winning the prestigious International Stepping Stone of the Canadian Music Competition. He was also a prize winner at the CBC Young Artists Competition and the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, as well as first prize winner at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Concerto Competition. He has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Nouveau Monde, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.
Maxim Bernard earned his Masters and Doctorate in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, where he also taught for five years. Previously, he studied with pianist André Laplante at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he received his Artist Diploma. His qualifications have led him to serve on juries of many national music competitions.
For the 2013-14 season, Maxim Bernard performed the Canadian Premiere of Ginastera’s Second Piano Concerto with Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal, and also made his debut with the world-renowned chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy. He also recently performed with the venerable French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud as part of the “Carte blanche à Alexandre Tharaud” program in Montreal.
This season Maxim Bernard will tour Canada performing a special concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War.