Originally from St-Bruno in Lac-St-Jean, pianist Amélie Fortin began studying the piano at the age of 5. After graduating from l’Université de Montréal with a Master’s degree in interpretation in the class of Paul Stewart, she specializes in music for four hands and two pianos (D.E.S.S. in duet at the UdM in 2008) and founded the Duo Fortin-Poirier with pianist Marie-Christine Poirier in 2005.
Amélie Fortin is the recipient of numerous prizes and bursaries, notably from the Festival de Musique du Royaume, the Canada Music Competition, the AEMQ Festival, the Sillery Music Competition, the OFQJ, the Caisses Desjardins, the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec et du Canada.
She has also distinguished herself on several occasions within the Fortin-Poirier Duo in Canada and internationally, accumulating scholarships, first prizes and distinctions (1st prize at the Canadian Music Competition, 2nd prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Roma in 2013, finalists at the Valberg International Four-Handed Piano Competition in 2009 and at the Liszt 200 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition in 2011; special mention of the jury at the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in 2010, scholarships from the Quebec and Canadian Arts Councils).
Since 2009, Amélie Fortin has been working for the Société pour les Arts en Milieux de Santé and gives many concerts in CHSLDs with clarinettist Jean-François Normand. In addition to touring the world with the Duo Fortin-Poirier, she is also the pianist for Angèle Dubeau and the Pietà, for the tour of Pierre Lapointe’s La Science du cœur and for the Ensemble Vocal Carpe Diem. Since 2012, she has played the young Wolfgang in Jeunesses Musicales of Canada’s Mozart’s Recreation for Young Audiences show, La Récréation de Mozart. She also divides her time between music and photography, for which she is passionate.