Rouyn-Noranda (Québec)
Performer (piano)

Jacynthe Riverin began her piano studies at the age of six. At twelve, she was admitted to the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, studying with Suzanne Ouellet and Luis Sarobe. She pursued her studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Raoul Sosa, and graduated before obtaining a master’s degree in musical interpretation under Francis Dubé’s direction at Laval University.

In 2000, after winning the OSM Competition, she made her debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and was invited to play with other orchestras, performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch and Chopin. In 2001, she performed again with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Dutoit. She won the John Newmark award at the 2002 Prix d’Europe competition.

Recently, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec reco-gnized her talent by giving her a special grant, allowing her to study with the great pianist Dominique Weber in Switzerland.