Isabelle Demers

After graduating from the Montréal Conservatory in 2003, Isabelle studied on scholarship for a year in Paris at the École Normale de Paris-Alfred Cortot before going on to Julliard, where she studied with Paul Jacobs. Her dissertation – an analysis of Bach’s St. John Passion – was awarded the Richard French Prize for best dissertation at commencement.

A review of her concert for the joint ISO-AIO convention in 2010 said that “she enchanted the entire audience with her virtuoso performance,” leaving the entire congress in an atmosphere of “Demers fever.” Her concert at the 2010 national convention of the American Guild of Organists, in Washington, D.C., was received with great acclaim not only by critics, who deemed it “one of the most outstanding events of the convention” (The American Organist), but also by the standing-room-only audience, which called her back five times.

Isabelle Demer’s debut recording on British label Acis was met with critical acclaim. On a recent broadcast of Pipedreams, presenter Michael Barone featured the Fugue from Reger’s Op. 73, describing it as “a masterful score, here masterfully played,” and Isabelle Demers as, “definitely a talent to watch, to hear….”

The New and the Old - l’ancien et le nouveau

St. Petersburg College Concert

Isabelle Demers performs Rachel Laurin

S5 Box