Alain Lefèvre

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Alain Lefèvre, (born July 23, 1962) is a French Canadian pianist and composer. He is one of the Québécois pianists who have sold the greatest number of musical recordings.

In 2009, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011.

Hailed as a "hero" (''Los Angeles Times''), a "smashing" performer (''Washington Post''), "a pianist who breaks the mold" (''International Piano'') and "who stands out from the typical trends and artifices offered on the international scene" (''Classica''), Lefèvre has performed in over forty countries to the most prestigious venues (Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Théatre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel, Teatro Colón, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Herodes Atticus Theatre, Epidaurus Theatre…) and participated to numerous international festivals (Ravinia, Saratoga, Wolf Trap, Athènes, Istanbul, Cervantino…).

His performances were many times described as "unequaled" (''Westdeutsche Zeitung'') and "unparalleled" (''Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee''). Saluted for his "phenomenal technique"

(''The Spectator''), his « sparkling playing resulting in fascinating interpretations » (''Kölner Stadt Anzeiger''), his "sovereign mastery" (''Hamburger Abendblatt''), Lefèvre has been guest soloist of great orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony, the China Philharmonic, the SWR, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Moscow Virtuosi, (…) and has collaborated with renowned conductors such as James Conlon, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, JoAnn Falletta, Claus Peter Flor, Lawrence Foster, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jacques Lacombe, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Vladimir Spivakov and Yu Long.

Since the beginning of his career, Lefèvre has included, commissioned and battled for the music of our time. Alexander Brott, Walter Boudreau, John Corigliano, François Dompierre, Pierre-Max Dubois, Henri Dutilleux, Alain Payette are but a few of the composers he has added to his core répertoire. Alain Lefèvre has also championed the music of the forgotten genius, composer and pianist André Mathieu, called the "Canadian Mozart". He was music director, composer, and pianist for the 2010 motion picture ''L'Enfant prodige'', a film based on André Mathieu's life, produced by Denise Robert (Cinémaginaire).

His discography covers a vast repertoire, from John Corigliano's Piano Concerto, considered to be the reference version by ''BBC Music Magazine'', to Chopin's ''24 Preludes'', where the critic "celebrates Alain Lefèvre", placing him along with the recordings of the "illustrious" Alicia de Larrocha, Ivan Moravec and Arthur Rubinstein (''Fanfare'').

Lefèvre has won numerous prizes, amongst them a JUNO, an Opus, ten ''Felix'' (ADISQ) and the AIB Award (London), for "International personality of the year – Radio", saluting his radio program broadcast on ICI Musique/Radio-Canada. He is Officer to the Order of Canada, Chevalier of the National Order of Quebec, Chevalier of the Pléiade Order and Recipient of the Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Mathieu, André, 1929-1968
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