Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known to audiences throughout Canada and tours regularly in the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire is vast, with a predilection for the German Classical and Romantic literature and a particular affinity for French music, as evidenced by his more than twenty-five recordings, which include works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Poulenc and Roussel, as well as many lesser-known French composers.
Stéphane Lemelin studied with Yvonne Hubert in Montreal, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel in New York, and Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory and holds a doctoral degree from Yale University. He is Professor of Piano and Chair of the Department of Performance at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal. A dedicated pedagogue, he has been invited to give masterclasses around the world. Stéphane Lemelin is the founder and artistic director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival.