About Us

Made up of pianists Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier, Duo Fortin-Poirier have distinguished themselves with fiery four-hand interpretations, remarkable for their vitality and wit. A close affinity between their playing styles along with a sharp, shared sensitivity fuel their extraordinary ensemble playing.

Duo Fortin-Poirier

Biography

Since their inception in 2005, Duo Fortin-Poirier have made waves both in Canada and abroad, garnering scholarships, prizes, and other distinctions.

Very active on the North American scene, in 2008 they premiered Vingt doigts et un piano, the first classical concert to be chosen for Loto-Québec’s Entrées en Scène.

Their critically acclaimed concert Mémoires has been performed over a hundred times across Canada, the Western United States and Mexico. Their performance of the concert Mémoires at the Festival de Musique de Chambre Concerts aux Îles du Bic (August 2017) earned them two nominations at the Opus Awards 2018.

The albums, Vingt doigts et un piano (2013) and Mémoires (2017) are broadcast regularly on Espace Musique and ICI Radio-Canada Première.

Their new concert Nuit Blanche, a creation made unique by the dazzling repertoire, live projections of the duo's four-handed ballet and imaginative stage lighting design, will be on tour starting 2021.

Duo Fortin-Poirier
Duo Fortin-Poirier

Awards & Recognition

Subvention

Conseil des Arts du Canada
Présent numérique
Création de vidéoclips

2021

Subvention

Conseil des arts de Montréal
Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec

Création et présentation du concert Nuit Blanche

2021

Double nomination

Prix Opus
Concert de l’année

2018

Concours

2e prix en deux pianos
Concours International de Piano de Rome, Italie

2013

Press

« Je viens d’écouter votre performance de ma composition GAZEBO DANCES et j’ai adoré. Votre souci du détail et votre musicalité sont parfaitement à l’unisson avec mes intentions. Merci d’avoir joué ma composition et de l’interpréter aussi magnifiquement. »

John Corigliano, Composer