Piano 2020:   May 14th – 16th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College
Carlo Guaitoli

Jean-François Latour


The vibrant Canadian pianist Jean-François Latour has established a reputation as a poetic and imaginative artist with brilliant technique and a strong personal voice who can communicate across cultures and generations. Leon Fleisher, with whom he studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, calls Latour “a highly gifted and intelligent young artist with fine musical instincts.”

His rapidly growing prominence on the international scene brought Mr. Latour engagements in Paris, Toulouse, Geneva, Hamburg, Brussels, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, and Victoria. He also gave concerts in Japan, China, and South Africa. Mr. Latour’s live performances have been broadcast by the Radio Suisse-Romande, Italian National Radio-RAI, Belgian Radio-Television, WFMT-Chicago, Vermont Public Radio, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Jean-François Latour completed the prestigious Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he was a full scholarship student of Leon Fleisher. He also holds a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody and an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was a student of Marc Durand and Leon Fleisher. He earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate’s degrees from Université de Montréal, where he studied with Marc Durand. Mr. Latour is currently director of Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières.

2020 Piano Competitors

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko Henry From Carter Johnson Nicole Linaksita Jingzi Linda Ruan Waller Jean-Luc Therrien

Important Information

  • Winner of 2014 Shean Piano Competition: Meagan Milatz!  Press Release here
  • Winner of 2012 Shean Piano Competition: Adam Żukiewicz!
  • The winner of the Shean Piano Competition 2010 is Scott MacIsaac!
  • We received 23 applications.
  • Brochures are available on the download page.