Hailed by La Scena Musicale as a rising star of 2022, Montréal based pianist David Potvin is quickly establishing himself as one of Canada’s most exciting contemporary pianists. As winner of the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, he toured across Canada in the fall of 2022 with a diversely curated program of Canadian repertoire. He is currently preparing to record his debut album with repertoire drawn from his cross Canada tour.
David has an interest in a wide range of repertoire, and has been featured in solo and chamber recitals across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Recent projects include the world premiere of a new piece by Kalaisan Kalaichelvan in Banff, the album Breathe In, Breathe Out, featuring music by composer Edward Enman, a recital with violinist Martin Beaver, and a recital in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre celebrating the works of Quebec composer Jacques Hétu. Past performance awards include prizes at the 2018 Shean and 2017 Stepping Stone competitions.
David maintains a private piano studio where he teaches in both of Canada’s official languages and is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s prestigious college of examiners. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto, where he studied with acclaimed pedagogue Marietta
Orlov and won the DMA recital competition.