First Prize in the 2009 OSM Standard Life Competition and recipient of the prestigious Prix d'Europe, laureate of the Tremplin International 2017, Canadian pianist Tristan Longval-Gagné studied at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University under the direction of Ms.Sara Laimon, before attending the Juilliard School of Music in New York under the tutelage of Julian Martin. Through numerous advanced training courses at the Orford Arts Center and the Meadowmount School of Music, he benefited from the advice of masters such as André Laplante, Eric Larson, Jacques Rouvier and Richard Raymond.
Tristan has performed in a solo recital at Place des Arts, at the OSM's Maison Symphonique and in several other legendary halls in Quebec. As the winner of the International Stepping Stone of the 2017 Canadian Music Competition, Tristan was a guest soloist with the Orchester de la Francophonie. In 2015, his “Scriabin between romanticism and modernism” tour commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the death of the Russian composer was a great success in Quebec and Switzerland.
The diversity of his musical projects naturally leads him to collaborate with various chamber music groups. He has performed on stage with artists such as Martin Beaver, Robert Langevin and the Estria Wind Quintet. Tristan is a founding member of the Quatuor Nova, an ensemble devoted to contemporary repertoire for two pianos and percussion. He also collaborates with several artists outside classical music, including a long and fruitful collaboration with the painter and visual artist Marie-Hélène Sirois, on projects commenting on the life and work of Robert and Clara Schumann.
Tristan is a valued pedagogue, in demand as a teacher, jury member and lecturer. He remains in high demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and concert performer. His ability to communicate with the public and his passionate playing make Tristan a rising star on the Canadian scene.