5 DAVID Isabelle

DAVID Isabelle
age 27

Université de Montréal 2016–
New England Conservatory, Boston 2014–2016
McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Montreal 2007–2011

Isabelle David (born 28 January 1990) has studied the piano with André Laplante and at the New England Conservatory with Gabriel Chodos. She has won the Concours de musique Hélène-Roberge, and the Canadian Music Competition and been a soloist with the Montreal Symphony, Longueuil Symphony and other orchestras. As a chamber musician, she recently collaborated with the Fine Arts and Borromeo string quartets. She holds degrees from McGill University and the New England Conservatory, and is now pursuing her doctorate at the Université de Montréal with Jean Saulnier.


First Round

GEORGE CRUMB Makrokosmos II: XI Litany of the Galactic Bells (Leo) (1973)
BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 3 in C major op. 2/3
J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major (WTK I)
CHOPIN Etude in A minor op. 25/11
STRAVINSKY Etude in F-sharp major op. 7/4
SCRIABIN Etude in D-sharp minor op. 8/12

Second round

SIBELIUS Five Characteristic Impressions op. 103: III The Oarsman, IV The Storm, V In Mournful Mood
SAARIAHO Arabesques et adages
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit: I Ondine
CHOPIN Ballade no. 4 in F minor op. 52
PROKOFIEV Sonata no. 8 in B-flat major op. 84


SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet op. 57
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 18

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comissioned work by Outi Tarkiainen

The commissioned work for the competition was composed by Outi Tarkiainen. Competitors may, in the second round, alternatively improvise on a theme. The theme is issued 20 minutes before performance.

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