Élisabeth Pion

Élisabeth Pion, piano

An enquiring and innovative artist, pianist Élisabeth Pion leads an imaginative career as a soloist, chamber musician, and artistic collaborator. Recent highlights include the release of her first recording with ATMA Classique, her debut with the Orchestre Métropolitain and Kensho Watanabe in a series of concerts highlighting Garūta’s Piano Concerto, as well as a 3rd prize at the 2023 Rio Piano Festival, where she played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Roberto Tibiriçá.

Pion is a regular guest artist with many orchestras, such as the Toledo Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Orchestre classique de Montréal, and Arion Baroque Orchestra, and has collaborated with respected conductors such as Alain Trudel, Mathieu Lussier, Gordon Gerrard, Geneviève Leclair, and Jacques Lacombe.

Pion has appeared as a recitalist in several major venues, including Wigmore Hall as well as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her music is often broadcast on CBC Radio, Radio Classique and BBC Radio 3.

Pion is an alumna of the Imogen Cooper Music Trust and studied with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she completed her Artist Diploma and Artist Masters with high distinction. She was named Junior Fellow in 2022–2023. Pion is the 2022 recipient of the Choquette-Symcox Award from the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and has just been named Radio-Canada’s Révélation 2024-2025.

Pion continues her artistic development with Benedetto Lupo, and benefits from the mentorship of Gabriela Montero. Her strong interest in literature, writing, composition, repertoire research, and Tai Chi nurture her musical practice. With cellist Agnès Langlois, she is also the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Festival Unisson, an immersive musical experience drawing inspiration from Marina Abramović’s The Artist is Present.

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