Artist Bio

Pierre Lapointe, viola

Pierre Lapointe is the violist of the Escher String Quartet and plays occasionally with Sejong Soloists. A former member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, he has performed at numerous venues across the United States and abroad. In May 2012, he completed a thesis on Zemlinsky’s Second Quartet and received a doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. He was awarded a prize by the lieutenant governor of Quebec in 2004 for his work at the Gatineau Music Conservatory and a gold medal by the University of Ottawa in 2000 for his undergraduate studies in composition and violin performance. He plays on a viola made by Christophe Landon.

Pierre Lapointe will perform in Concert Program I (July 15), Concert Program III (July 20 and 22), and Carte Blanche Concert II (July 23).