Pianist and composer Jesse Plessis obtained his master’s degree in music (performance and literature) from Brandon University in 2013 where he studied piano with Megumi Masaki and composition with Patrick Carrabré. His bachelor’s degree is from the University of Lethbridge where he studied piano with Deanna Oye and composition with Arlan Schultz. Further studies include those with Hardy Rittner at the Banff Centre and with Norma Fisher in London.
Plessis has appeared in performances across Canada and Europe, has been described as having a “deft hand at crafting textures that pulse with life” (Winnipeg Free Press), and has been awarded prizes in both piano and composition. In autumn 2015 he began studies at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Paul Stewart and is currently the artistic director of the Centric Festival, and annual classical music festival held in Lethbridge, Alberta.