Pianist Jimmy Brière is regularly invited to perform at concerts and recitals in the US, Europe and Canada. First Prize Winner of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition in 1997, winner of the Porto International Competition in 1996 and the CBC Radio National Radio Competition for Young Performers in 2001, Jimmy Brière has appeared at the International Music Festival in Toledo, the Lanaudière Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Festival of the Sound and the Domaine Forget International Festival, among others.
A chamber musician in demand, Jimmy Brière has played with renowned musicians and groups, including double bassist Edgar Meyer, clarinetist James Campbell, the New Zealand String Quartet and the Canadian Chamber Players. Jimmy Brière has also been invited as soloist by many ensembles such as the Orchestra Classica of Porto, the Pleven Philharmonic and the Ruse Philharmonic, in Bulgaria, the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Many of his performances have been broadcast on Radio-Canada and the CBC, Chicago’s WFMT-FM, as well as Kol Hamusica, in Israel.
A graduate of the Université de Montréal, Indiana University and the Glenn Gould School of Toronto, Jimmy Brière has studied with Marc Durand, Leon Fleischer, Menahem Pressler and André Laplante. He is presently a Guest Professor at the Music Faculty of the Université de Montréal.