A prizewinner of many international competitions, pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard’s success has led him to become one of the most sought-after recitalists of his generation on the Canadian scene.
A founding member of Trio Émerillon, Prisma and Memento Mori, Hébert-Bouchard also enjoys fruitful collaborations with several outstanding Quebec musicians, including flautist Ariane Brisson, clarinetist David Dias da Silva and cellist Stéphane Tétreault. His various projects have seen him perform at a number of events: Tanglewood on Parade, the Festival International du Domaine Forget, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center series, Nice’s Nuits magiques as well as the Orford Music and Music and Beyond festivals, to name but a few. Major organizations such as Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Astral Artists and Bargemusic have selected his projects for tours in Canada and the United States.
A native of Trois-Rivières, Hébert-Bouchard graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières with a prize of great distinction (awarded unanimously), and thanks to the financial support of the Manhattan School of Music, he continued his studies in the Big Apple, where he obtained his master’s in performance with distinction in 2011. He completed his training through advanced programs with internationally renowned pianists and pedagogues at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Austria), the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the International Summer Academy of Music in Nice and the Juilliard School. An ardent defender of contemporary music, he is committed to promoting the work of emerging composers and has performed several new works since he started his career. His talents as an arranger and his passion for lesser-known repertoire and hidden treasures have allowed him to push the boundaries of many chamber orchestras. Since September 2021, Hébert-Bouchard has been lecturing at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) and at the Université de Montréal.