Having established an enviable reputation over the past fifteen years, Sébastien Lépine is a Canadian artist with a remarkable background. A distinguished soloist, chamber musician, conductor and composer, he always pursues his art with an authentic passion that transpires through every note. Clearly, what sets Sébastien Lépine apart is his strong desire to breathe new life into classical music.
Sébastien Lépine has successfully carried out various projects and released several recordings, garnering high praise from critics and audiences alike. The cellist has also given numerous performances all across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Italy, and France. In addition, many prestigious orchestras have invited him to guest as a soloist, including the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, the Camerata Orquesta of Bellas Artes of Mexico, the Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the Appassionata chamber orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville.
What’s more, his brilliant work has won him several prestigious awards and accolades, including the Louis-Philippe Poisson award at the Grands Prix culturels de Trois-Rivières in 2007. He has also earned the recognition of composer Gilles Bellemare, who dedicated his concerto for cello and orchestra to the virtuoso.
Though his know-how and natural talent are undeniable, Sébastien Lépine owes his success and reputation to his steady dedication towards the pursuit of his art, which can be traced back to his student years. Graduating with great distinction from the Conservatoire de Trois-Rivières, he strived to achieve his full creative potential by training with the most eminent instructors, including Hungarian cello master Janos Starker, at Indiana University.
Sébastien is currently a professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières, the Cégep de Drummondville and the Académie les Estacades.
Sébastien Lépine performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello with a Eugène Sartory bow, courtesy of CANIMEX.