Pianist and Producer
Driving force behind this recording dedicated to Lionel Daunais, Marc Bourdeau is a Canadian pianist, chamber musician, and vocal coach from Montréal.
He received his essential training in Montréal, New York, Geneva, and London.
He has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, appearing in renowned venues and festivals, including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Weill Recital Hall (New York), Suntory Recital Hall (Tokyo), the Musikverein (Vienna), Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Jordan Hall (Boston), the Tonhalle (Zürich), Royce Hall (Los Angeles), Doha Opera House, Sala Verdi (Milan), Chan Center (Vancouver), Max-Joseph Saal (Munich), Pollack Hall (Montreal), Ravinia Festival, Bath Festival, Festival de Lanaudière, Festival de Montpellier, and Festival de Wallonie.
Radio and Discography
He has also played on radio broadcasts for CBC/Radio-Canada, France Musique, Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR 3, and National Public Radio (USA).
His widely acclaimed discography includes a dozen albums.
Without being a specialist of 20th and 21st century music, Marc Bourdeau regularly performs works by composers from his native country, among whom Alexina Louie, Claude Vivier, Jacques Hétu, François Morel, Rachel Laurin, Pierre Mercure, Jean Coulthard, Denis Gougeon, Lionel Daunais, Oskar Morawetz, Harry Somers, André Mathieu, Srul Irving Gluck, Ann Southam, and John Rea.
He notably premièred two works by Rachel Laurin: the Sonata for Flute and Piano, opus 29, with Michel Bellavance, and the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, opus 46, with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières under the direction of Jacques Lacombe.
Marc Bourdeau has held positions at the Haute école de musique de Genève, the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec and the Qatar Foundation, and has given masterclasses at leading institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Shanghai Conservatory, and the Royal College of Music.