Jean-Fabien Schneider is a French Canadian pianist, regularly performing as a soloist and chamber musician in both Europe and North America. His broad musical activities range from classical concerts to the areas of musical theatre, art direction and avantgarde music.
Schneider graduated with honours from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and holds a doctorate in performance from the University of Montreal. He has won several awards in international competitions, notably First Prize in the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition, and has given recitals in more than ten countries.
Schneider is a member of various chamber music ensembles including the Montreal Piano Duo, with which he performed throughout Canada, and Ensemble Quatrix, comprising two pianists and two percussionists.
An active pedagogue, Schneider is the chair of the piano department at the McGill Conservatory in Montreal, and the director of Les Saisons Russes de Montréal, the first Canadian classical music festival entirely devoted to Russian repertoire.
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