An established soloist and chamber musician of classical and contemporary repertoire, Jacynthe Riverin holds degrees from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal and Université Laval. Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec have enabled her to continue her studies with Dominique Weber in Geneva.
Unanimous winner of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition in 2000, she made her OSM debut with Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 to great public and critical acclaim. She performed again with the OSM under Charles Dutoit the following year. On the occasion of the Prix d’Europe Competition, the Académie de musique du Québec awarded her the John Newmark Prize in 2002 and the prize for Best Interpretation of a Canadian Work in 2004.
Her repertoire includes the major piano concertos, but also comprises more recent works, including Michel Gonneville’s concerto Adonwe and the Radio-Canada commission Que sommes-nous? by Analia Lludgar, premiered in 2008 with ECM+. She also gave a noteworthy performance of Claude Vivier’s impressive work Shiraz for the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec.
A sought-after chamber musician, she has taken part in the premiere of numerous Canadian works in Canada and abroad. A reflection of her versatility, her artistic undertakings are numerous and varied, ranging from teaching to diverse musical partnerships and multidisciplinary projects.