Jean Saulnier leads an active career as a pianist and a pedagogue. His insight and flexibility have made him a highly sought-after collaborator, as can attest his extensive work with some of the most renowned Canadian and international musicians. A recipient of numerous prizes in national and international competitions—including the Prix d’Europe and the William Kapell and Leschetizsky competitions—Saulnier has performed across Canada, the United States, South America and Europe. He has been guest soloist with celebrated orchestras such as the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Orchestre Métropolitain, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal. Performing with his long-time partners, cellist Yegor Dyachkov and clarinetist André Moisan, Saulnier has recorded many major chamber works on numerous labels, including Pelléas, ATMA, Analekta and Doberman-Yppan. He has received critical acclaim for the refinement and originality of his recording of a Chopin recital on an 1848 Pleyel. He is currently Full Professor at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music, where he has been teaching for the past 25 years. He is a regular guest at a number of festivals, including the Orford Music Festival, the Gijón International Piano Festival and Porto Pianofest.