Lyell Gustin Recital Series 2023

300 years since the birth of the piano! The 2023 series features pianists from national and international stages performing a full range of splendid repertoire, from Baroque to 21st Century!

David Jalbert

Tuesday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Cres. East

A brilliant pianist with a warm, elegant style and extensive repertoire, David Jalbert is among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians. Named by CBC as one of the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, he is a national and international prize winner, having received four Juno nominations and six Prix Opus awards. Gustin House warmly welcomes this final artist of the 2023 series to perform music spanning three centuries–-works by Bach, Brahms and Prokofiev. With his personal style at the piano and a charismatic stage presence, David Jalbert dazzles audiences, critics and the press, who describe him as “a deeply musical pianist” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), “a virtuoso in the best sense of the word” (La Presse), and “[an artist with] wide-ranging musical imagination and phenomenal technique” (Toronto Star). 

Tickets $50 regular / $30 student: St. John’s Music, Saskatoon Academy of Music, Gustin House Committee, at the door, or online via the link below.

Child 12 or Under, free admission if accompanied by an adult.

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More about the artist 
Virtuoso pianist David Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist, recitalist, and ensemble artist in Canada and across the globe. As guest soloist, he has appeared with many orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Bielefelder Philharmoniker and the National Symphony of Ireland, collaborating with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Christoph Campestrini, Bramwell Tovey and many more. 

A recording artist as well as a solo and ensemble performer on world stages, Jalbert has released solo CDs of works by Bach and Shostakovich, and by French and contemporary American composers. These recordings have all garnered international praise in venues ranging from Gramophone to France-Culture. He is also a prized guest commentator for music broadcasts.

David Jalbert is an accomplished chamber musician in much demand, and is a member of his own piano trio, Triple Forte, whose first recording was awarded a 2014 Prix Opus (Album of the Year). Laureate of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts (2007), the artist holds degrees from Juilliard, Glenn Gould School, Université de Montréal and Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. He is Professor of Piano and Head of the Piano Sector at the University of Ottawa, and faculty member at Orford Music Academy.