Since fast-tracking through his masters degree to finish his doctoral studies in 2011 with pianist Dang Thai Son, Antoine Joubert has been a first prize-winner and finalist in several different national and international competitions. In 2012, he won first prize in the national competition CCC Music Festival in Toronto and was finalist in the international Open Piano Competition in London in the United Kingdom. This same year he was pianist for the opera tour of the Musical Youth of Canada. In 2011, Antoine was awarded first prize and gold medal at the competition Festival du Royaume and in 2009 the prize Claire-Charbonneau-Clerk at the Prix d’Europe competition. In 2004, the University of Laval awarded him the Bruno-Biot prize for the best final recital at the bachelors level. Antoine was also a national finalist with the Canadian Music Competition in 2000, as well as a finalist with honourable mention in the concerto competition of the University of Laval. He won several other prizes and scholarships in connection with other competitions and institutions, such as excellence scholarships for his studies at the University of Montreal and travel grants awarded by the arts council of the province of Québec.
For the last 15 years, Mr. Joubert has been active in the field of teaching. As well as teaching independently and as professor, accompanist and presenter in many summer festivals, music schools and organizations, he has worked at the University of Montreal where he taught piano and accompanied vocal diction classes. He is also interested in research and refines methods and pedagogical approaches adapted to students that allow them to have access to a more whole musical formation. Antoine has also worked in other musical areas such as choral direction, jazz and popular music. In 2011, he founded the Alumni Concert Series of the University of Laval (Sédul) and continues to coordinate the series.
In addition to having completed his bachelors’ degree in piano with Michel Franck in 2004 and having begun his graduate studies with Maneli Pirsadeh in 2006, Antoine Joubert completed a bachelors degree in composition with Eric Morin. He distinguished himself in the Young Composers Competition (SOCAN) in 2005 with a second prize for his solo cello piece, Scordatura. Antoine also studied with Robert Weisz and participated in many training programs and masterclasses in piano and composition with artists such as Angela Cheng, Leslie Howard, Marc Durand, Julian Martin, André Laplante, Konstantin Lifschitz, Robert McDonald, Hamish Milne, Tomi Räisänen, Ronald Turini and Alvin Chow.
Antoine Joubert has performed as a soloist, chamberist and collaborative pianist on national and international stages in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom as well as in more than 50 Canadian cities. Over the next 2 seasons, as well as performing in both the east and west of Canada as a soloist and with Mezzo-Soprano Kristin Hoff, he will record two Beethoven concertos arranged for string quintet and he will play two Rachmaninov concertos with the conductor Georges-Etienne d’Entremont. His professional solo recording will be available soon.
Last update of this page: August 2013