Pianist David Jalbert, with his warm and communicative style, incomparable stage presence and refined ear, has made himself one of the flag-bearers of the new generation: “Jalbert dazzles with skill, style and taste… with all the finesse and exuberance a listener could want” (Toronto Star). Recently named by the CBC among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Mr. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe. His solo recordings – of the Goldberg Variations, the Fauré Nocturnes and the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues among others – have all garnered international praise. An accomplished chamber musician, he is a member of Triple Forte (along with violinist Jasper Wood and cellist Yegor Dyachkov) and has several recordings of chamber music to his name, most notably with cellist Denise Djokic and the wind ensemble Pentaèdre. A national and international prize-winner, David Jalbert has won several Opus Awards, was nominated three times at the Juno Awards, and was the 2007 laureate of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts. He has studied at the Juilliard School, the Glenn Gould School, the Université de Montréal and the Conservatoire de musique du Québec and is now an associate professor at the University of Ottawa.