her second CD, Franz Liszt, Man of Faith, came out, Adrian
Corleonis (Fanfare Magazine, US) declared: "Anne-Marie Dubois
has chosen wisely from his disconcertingly uneven production in this
line to offer a compelling hour of the most spellbinding poetry
suffused with a constant play of sonority and color, freshness and
lyricism, radiance and rapture. A marvellous album from an artist who
knows how to spirit up marvels, fluently, effortlessly,
enchantingly." For the following CD, Franz Liszt, friend of
Saint Francis d'Assisi, he reinforced: "Dubois possesses a
unique magic that is always welcome." In this same magazine,
intended for record collectors, Paul Ingram is full of praise: "I
was moved by Dubois's sincerity (not the easiest thing to convey with
this composer), and this is big-scale playing, faithful to the score.
Dubois succeeds in conveying the range and power of all this music,
and her Eclectra recital should make plenty of converts to Liszt's
cause." Furthermore, he said, "Anne-Marie Dubois works out
of Canada, and she has the measure of Liszt. We should be hearing
more about this fine pianist."
Dubois is invited regularly to play as a soloist with numerous
orchestras. Accustomed to the international scene, she has played
with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, (Quebec one),
Banco Mayo of Argentina, Portugese National Radio Orchestra,
Orchestre Métropolitain, Extremadura Symphonic Orchestra in Spain, I
Musici Ensemble, Orchestre Sinfonia de Lanaudière, and Orchestre de
la Francophonie canadienne, among others. In 2006-2007, with the
Orchestre de la Francophonie canadienne, she was guest soloist for
the largest tour in China for a north-american orchestra, with 6
concerts out of a total of 16. To date, she has given at least
sixty-five concerts with twenty orchestras.
Dubois has already given concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, at
the Polyetheater of Beijing, at the Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall in
Montreal, and so on.
of numerous prizes and bursaries, Anne-Marie is also a nine-time
laureate of the "Concours de Musique du Canada" (Canada
Music Competition), in which she won The International Stepping
Stone section first prize in 1984. She also received first prize in
the New York Leschetisky International Competition in 1984.
with talent at an early age, Anne-Marie gave her first piano recital
at the age of five. In the 1970s, she was a student of Yvonne Hubert,
in Montreal, and later worked with Harvey Weedin at the University of
Philadelphia, Jacques Rouvier and Théodore Paraskivesco at the
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and from 1982
to 1986, with Marc Durand at the University of Montreal.
Dubois devotes many of her concerts to religious music of which she
is passionate. As she is practicing and committed to her faith, she
often participates in spiritual events. She inaugurated the concert
hall at the historical site of Parc-de-la-Visitation, in Quebec City,
built in an old sacristy. She was also the first musician to give a
piano recital at the renowned St-Joseph Oratory, in Montreal, in a
program titled Peace, Music and Spirituality, paying homage to
blessed Frère André.
Dubois' discography consists of a CD under the SNE label --
Anne-Marie Dubois, Pianist, which earned her a nomination for
the Opus du Conseil québecois de la musique prize, a second
CD titled: Franz Liszt, homme de foi / In the Spirit of Faith,
and a third, Franz Liszt, ami de François d'Assise / Franz Liszt,
friend of Saint Francis of Assisi; the three recordings were
praised by critics.
can hear Anne-Marie Dubois regularly on various programs on
Radio-Canada, or on other stations devoted to classic and spiritual
has a vast repertory from Bach to Messiaen and Nino Rota, including
Liszt and Ravel; she also plays from works from the neo-romantic
addition to playing with orchestras as a recitalist and soloist, she
also plays chamber music with Alexandre da Costa, violinist, and