Philippe Prud’homme
photo credit: Amelie-Fortin

Philippe Prud’homme is a pianist and composer, born in 1991 in St-Jérôme, Québec.

Having studied at Université de Montréal with Gilles Manny, Dang Thai Son and Louise Bessette, he obtained a Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate in music interpretation, followed by an advanced diploma at Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.

Since 2009, he has won seven First Prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, including the Grand Prize (all instruments) in the senior category in 2016. That same year, Philippe was named one of the « 30 hot Canadian musicians under 30 » (CBC Music).

He has also won First Prizes in many Quebec competitions, notably the Concours de piano SMCQ Jeunesse of the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, and the Festival-Concours de musique classique de Pierre-de-Saurel.

Having started his music education at age 12, he was exceptionally admitted, four years later, to start his  university program. Since then, Philippe has given many recitals in Canada, the USA and Holland. As a soloist, he has been accompanied by many orchestras, notably Orchestre de la Francophonie, Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville, Ensemble Vents et Percussions de Québec and I Musici de Montréal. He has collaborated with conductors such as Jean-Fançois Rivest, Alain Trudel, Jean-Philippe Tremblay and Yuli Turovski. In 2018, he completed his first tour with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, a solo recital called « Instinct de Vie ».

Philippe has been supported by CANIMEX for many years.

Being actively involved in artistic creation, he often plays contemporary repertoire. In 2014, he played, in concert, the complete piano works of François Morel, many of which were world premieres.

Since 2012, he often gives recitals with actors Jacques Godin, Béatrice Picard, Gilles Pelletier, Monique Miller and Pierre Lebeau, highlighting works that were specifically written for narrator and piano. In 2018, with singer Simon Beaudry of « Le Vent du Nord », he established the Beaudry-Prud’homme duet, presenting traditional and author songs, with piano arrangements by classical music composers.

As a composer, Philippe writes as much for the concert hall as the theater. He thus composed stage music for actor-authors Dany Boudreault (Maintenant, je sais quelque chose que tu ne sais pas, Théâtre Bluff, 2015-2019), as well as Guillaume Tremblay and Olivier Morin (La Vague Parfaite – Un Opéra Surf, Théâtre du Futur, 2014-2017, Le Clone est triste, Théâtre du Futur, 2019).

 

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