Canadian pianist and composer Jesse Plessis has been described as a "force of nature" with "a skilled hand at crafting textures that pulse with life," (Winnipeg Free Press).
Jesse returns to Fernie to play the 88 Keys Society Grand Piano at Mountainside Church for the first time in over two years. Jesse will perform a concert of pieces by Chopin and Schubert, along with some of his own compositions.
Tickets at the door: $20 adults/$5 students 18 & U
Covid passport and government ID required
Jesse Plessis grew up in Sparwood and has regularly appeared in concert series and music festivals across Canada, England, and continental Europe, performed as a guest artist with several orchestras and ensembles in Canada, and has garnered numerous awards in both piano and composition.
As a composer, his works have been called “ardent and incredibly well-structured” (Arlan Schultz) and have been performed by many musicians and groups in Canada including the Land’s End Ensemble and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 he founded the Centric Festival, a classical music festival that continues annually in Lethbridge, Alberta. Plessis obtained a Master of Music degree from Brandon University where he studied piano with Megumi Masaki and composition with Patrick Carrabre.
His Bachelor of Music degree is from the University of Lethbridge where he studied piano with Deanna Oye and composition with Arlan Schultz, and he currently resides in Montréal where he just finished a doctorate in piano with Paul Stewart. He is currently working on a doctorate in composition at McGill University with Denys Bouliane.