Quebec pianist Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair is recognized in the musical landscape for his powerful and electrifying interpretations. Marrying striking polyphony with technical clarity, his colorful playing highlights a musical intelligence endowed with an unbridled imagination. His ardent dedication to exploring truly modern piano repertoire has established him as a passionate advocate for contemporary music. In recent seasons, Gabriel has performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor with the HHO, KSO, OSI, OPMEM, as well as with the University of Minnesota Orchestra as winner of the concert competition.

Among his invitations, he counts, among others, a recital and a masterclass for the Musicians' Association of Tai'an in China, a performance at the Weill Recital of Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as a conference-recital on the repertoire of Russian piano, for the Minneapolis Music Teacher Association of Minnesota. Winner of numerous awards and scholarships, Gabriel QB holds a Doctorate in Piano Interpretation under the tutelage of Lydia Artymiw, from the University of Minnesota where he was Piano Teaching Assistant between 2013 and 2016, as well as a Masters in Piano Interpretation with Richard Raymond from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where he won the Gilles-Gauthier scholarship for his academic excellence.

Thanks to the Claude F. Lefebvre grant from the Fondation de soutien aux arts de Laval in 2016, his first solo album, a compilation of Canadian, French, Russian and Norwegian music for piano, was released in 2018, and is available on Amazon and iTunes.

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