Named Radio-Canada’s 2015–2016 Breakthrough Artist (“Révélation”) in the jazz category, pianist Guillaume Martineau stands out for his versatility and creativity. He graduated summa cum laude in 2012 with a degree in jazz from the Berklee College of Music, receiving the College’s North American Scholarship and Zambelli Award. His classical background is equally impressive: Bachelor of Music degree from the Université de Montréal, Master of Music from McGill University, and several first prizes in competitions including the Canadian Music Competition in 2009. Such versatility is amply reflected in his musical activities. Martineau has performed as a guest soloist with six different symphony orchestras, recorded the piano soundtrack for the films Louis Cyr and My Salinger Year, hosted a fully improvised music program on CIBL Radio-Montréal for twelve years, and has also given marathon performances lasting up to 12 hours without interruption. His engagements have taken him across Canada, the United States, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Japan, South Korea, and China. Guillaume Martineau owes his musical awareness and open-mindedness to his teachers, both jazz and classical: Menahem Pressler, Anton Kuerti, Richard Raymond, Gilles Manny, JoAnn Brackeen, and Oliver Jones, among others.