Contestant 20 We are continuing our countdown to Top of the World International Piano Competition, and have got to Canada’s Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, who is among the few classical pianists also to excel in Jazz.
He is the laureat of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize 2008, the highest distinction from the Canada Council for the Arts.
In 2000 at the age of 17, Jean-Philippe won 1st Prize at the prestigious Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, as well as the People’s Choice Award at the same competition.
He is also laureat of the Young Performer Competition and Concertino Praga International Competition.
Sylvestre performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across Canada, United States, South America and Europe. Besides his recognized virtuosity for classical music, he excels in Jazz music.