“His outsized dynamics, rhythmic exactitude, and rather austere demeanor cast a monumental light upon Rota's Preludes” Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
« Brière supplied a bravura performance, as if two hands were pounding and racing along the keys, just as the composer intended. The pianist was generously cheered through four bows. » Peter Jacobi, Bloomington Herald-Times
« Congratulate him. His performance of my Etude-Fantasy is as good as any I have heard» John Corigliano, composer
Recognized by the critic as an accomplished technician and authentic musician, Canadian pianist Jimmy Brière has established himself as one of the most interesting Canadian pianist of his generation. He has been guest soloist with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Québec Symphony Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal, to name a few. He is invited regularly in festivals such as the Lanaudière Festival, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the International Festival of Domaine Forget and the Orford Festival. Outside Canada, he has appeared as soloist, recitalist or in chamber concerts in Dallas, Cleveland, Chicago, Indianapolis, is Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria and Israel. He has also recorded for Analekta and XXI-21. First Prize winner of the Hong Kong International Competition, prize winner of the Porto International Competition and Gold Medalist of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Jimmy Brière is Associate Professor at the Université de Montréal.
First Prize Winner Hong Kong International Piano Competition 1997
Prize winner Porto International Competition 1996
Prize and Gold Medal 2004 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition
Nominee- 2014 Opus Award | Concert of the Year with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal