Jean Marchand

Jean Marchand has performed extensively in theatre, film, television and radio. Leading roles include Édouard in You will remember me (Centaur Theatre), Joseph Mashkan in Old wicked songs and Salieri in Amadeus (Segal Centre), Une musique inquiétante (Théâtre du Rideau Vert), Hamlet, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tiresias in Sophocles’s Antigone (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde), Two pianos four hands (American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco) as well premiering many Canadian works. He appears in numerous films, including Sophie Dupuis’ Drag, Denis Côté’s Répertoire des villes disparues, Denis Villeneuve’s Next floor (winner of the Cannes Film Festival best short feature in 2008), The Phantom, Mars/Avril, Jésus de Montréal and A gift for Kate (opposite Martha Henry). Television credits include District 31, Unité 9, La faille (Season 2) and many teleplays for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Jean has worked extensively in radio for both French and English networks of the CBC. He has been invited to narrate several works for the Montréal and Québec symphony orchestras, the National Arts Orchestra and various chamber music festivals. Jean also pursues a career as concert pianist. He has performed in Canada, the USA and Europe as soloist, collaborator and chamber music player and is regularly invited to participate in international music festivals concerts. He teaches collaborative piano and chamber music at the Schulich School of music of McGill University.

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