“A subtle and elegant pianist”
“Stéphane Lemelin has a unique ability to let the music he plays speak for itself, to completely rise above the technical aspect of the work and present to the listener music of absolute purity”
(The Penticton Herald).
Festival Internacional de Piano Sala Beethoven, Monterrey, Mexico
}From his elegant interpretive style, his sensitivity and technical perfection there is much to learn. Lemelin is a veritable master of refinement.
Radko Tichavsky, Milenio Diario de Monterrey,
Mexico, Jueves 8, Diciembre 2005
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
“Pianist Lemelin’s Formidable Fauré” – The Washington Post
] Lemelin’s voicings were clear and elegant ; his rhythm embodied that composer’s [Fauré] twin values of freedom and flexibility. [
] Lemelin’s touch throughout this absorbing recital evoked both the troubadour and the magician.
Mark Adamo, The Washington Post,
USA, September 30, 1993
Festival international de musique de chambre d’Ottawa
What this sonata has always said to me [Sonata in B-flat, Schubert], Lemelin’s rendition said more clearly and with more simple eloquence than any other I’ve heard.
Richard Todd, The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, ON, August 2002
] Stephane Lemelin is an admirably well-equipped pianist for the Faure/Franck/Schubert program he gave at Longy. The digital marksmanship is well-nigh perfect, the rhythm is firm but supple, and the solid “deep-in-the-keys” sound he gets from the instrument accords well with a serious and thoughtful approach to interpretive tasks. [
] It will be good to hear this gifted artist again.
Richard Buell, The Boston Globe,
USA, October 13, 1992
Festival international de Lanaudière
Stéphane Lemelin, an intelligent and distinguished performer [
] There [Sonata in G major, Schubert], all of Stéphane Lemelin’s musicianship was revealed through a simplicity of playing that enabled access to the work’s essence.
Carol Bergeron, Le Devoir,
Montréal, QC, juillet 1992