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"Originally from Sherbrooke, pianist Tristan Longval-Gagné, fell into the “musical pot” early. In fact, his parents were both musicians and ran a music school in their home. He is now proudly a co-owner and teaches at the school. His first memories are therefore inevitably related to music and to his piano-teaching father, Tristan’s first teacher.
After attending McGill University where Tristan studied with Sara Laimon whom he describes as his real mentor, he continued his studies at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York.
In 2009, he won first prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition and in 2010 the Prix d’Europe. The rigour and discipline needed to stand out at competitions served Tristan in preparing for his professional life. In fact, it was after coming in second at the Canadian Music Competition Stepping Stones that he was invited to perform with the Orchestre de la Francophonie, conducted by Nicolas Ellis, in the summer of 2017."
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