John Dupuis, 2017 Clinician, Recitalist
John Dupuis has appeared in concert as soloist and in collaboration with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and singers in North America, Europe, and Asia. Germany’s Südwest Presse described his Chopin playing as “brilliant" and his interpretation of Schubert’s "Der Wanderer" Fantasie was lauded by Blüthner Piano as "one of the best". From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Dupuis performed a series of concerts for Blüthner, the programs of which included the late piano works of Schubert. He also gave a number of master classes during the same series and was awarded the title "Master Class Artist".
Mr. Dupuis holds Piano Performance degrees from McGill University and the University of British Columbia. After receiving his Master of Music degree, he undertook further studies with some of Canada’s most eminent pianists, as well as internationally acclaimed American and European artists.
For twenty years, Mr. Dupuis taught piano privately in Vancouver, where his students were among the city's most successful, receiving prestigious awards to attend university music programs, representing British Columbia at the National Music Festival, or performing as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Dupuis was also a Master Teacher for the Piano Pedagogy course at the University of British Columbia.
His many years as a Senior Piano Examiner of the Royal Conservatory of Music and member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association took him to most regions of Canada to examine, adjudicate or give workshops. Currently based in Europe, Mr. Dupuis enjoys traveling extensively and exploring that continent’s rich variety of cultures. He speaks English, French and German.