John Dupuis is a classical pianist based in Vienna, Austria. Originally from Canada, he holds Piano Performance degrees from McGill University and the University of British Columbia. After receiving his Master of Music degree, he undertook further studies with some of Canada’s most eminent pianists, as well as internationally acclaimed American and European artists.
Mr. Dupuis has appeared in concert as soloist and in collaboration with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and singers in North America, Asia and Europe. Germany’s Südwest Presse described his Chopin playing as “sparkling” and his interpretation of Schubert’s Fantasie “Der Wanderer” was lauded by Bluethner Piano Canada as “one of the best”. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Dupuis performed a series of concerts for Bluethner, the programs of which included the late piano works of Schubert. He also gave a number of master classes during the same series and was awarded the title “Master Class Artist”.
For twenty years, Mr. Dupuis taught piano in Vancouver, where his students were among the city’s most successful, receiving prestigious awards to attend university music programs, representing British Columbia at the National Music Festival, or performing as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Dupuis was also a Master Teacher for the Piano Pedagogy course at the University of British Columbia.
His many years as a Senior Piano Examiner of the Royal Conservatory of Music and member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association have taken him to most regions of Canada, and parts of the United States, to adjudicate or give workshops. During several years in Germany, Mr. Dupuis concertised in many cities, was a juror for the Jugend Muziert music competition, and taught at the Musikschule Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. Now living in Austria, he continues pursuing his love of travel and exploring Europe's rich variety of cultures.