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When her second CD, Franz Liszt, Man of Faith, came out, Adrian Corleonis (Fanfare Magazine, US) declared: "Anne-Marie Dubois has chosen wisely from his disconcertingly uneven production in this line to offer a compelling hour of the most spellbinding poetry suffused with a constant play of sonority and color, freshness and lyricism, radiance and rapture. A marvellous album from an artist who knows how to spirit up marvels, fluently, effortlessly, enchantingly." For the following CD, Franz Liszt, friend of Saint Francis d'Assisi, he reinforced: "Dubois possesses a unique magic that is always welcome." In this same magazine, intended for record collectors, Paul Ingram is full of praise: "I was moved by Dubois's sincerity (not the easiest thing to convey with this composer), and this is big-scale playing, faithful to the score. Dubois succeeds in conveying the range and power of all this music, and her Eclectra recital should make plenty of converts to Liszt's cause." Furthermore, he said, "Anne-Marie Dubois works out of Canada, and she has the measure of Liszt. We should be hearing more about this fine pianist."

Anne-Marie Dubois is invited regularly to play as a soloist with numerous orchestras. Accustomed to the international scene, she has played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, (Quebec one), Banco Mayo of Argentina, Portugese National Radio Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain, Extremadura Symphonic Orchestra in Spain, I Musici Ensemble, Orchestre Sinfonia de Lanaudière, and Orchestre de la Francophonie canadienne, among others. In 2006-2007, with the Orchestre de la Francophonie canadienne, she was guest soloist for the largest tour in China for a north-american orchestra, with 6 concerts out of a total of 16. To date, she has given at least sixty-five concerts with twenty orchestras.

Anne-Marie Dubois has already given concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, at the Polyetheater of Beijing, at the Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall in Montreal, and so on.

Winner of numerous prizes and bursaries, Anne-Marie is also a nine-time laureate of the "Concours de Musique du Canada" (Canada Music Competition), in which she won The International Stepping Stone section first prize in 1984. She also received first prize in the New York Leschetisky International Competition in 1984.

Gifted with talent at an early age, Anne-Marie gave her first piano recital at the age of five. In the 1970s, she was a student of Yvonne Hubert, in Montreal, and later worked with Harvey Weedin at the University of Philadelphia, Jacques Rouvier and Théodore Paraskivesco at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and from 1982 to 1986, with Marc Durand at the University of Montreal.

Ms. Dubois devotes many of her concerts to religious music of which she is passionate. As she is practicing and committed to her faith, she often participates in spiritual events. She inaugurated the concert hall at the historical site of Parc-de-la-Visitation, in Quebec City, built in an old sacristy. She was also the first musician to give a piano recital at the renowned St-Joseph Oratory, in Montreal, in a program titled Peace, Music and Spirituality, paying homage to blessed Frère André.

Anne-Marie Dubois' discography consists of a CD under the SNE label -- Anne-Marie Dubois, Pianist, which earned her a nomination for the Opus du Conseil québecois de la musique prize, a second CD titled: Franz Liszt, homme de foi / In the Spirit of Faith, and a third, Franz Liszt, ami de François d'Assise / Franz Liszt, friend of Saint Francis of Assisi; the three recordings were praised by critics.

We can hear Anne-Marie Dubois regularly on various programs on Radio-Canada, or on other stations devoted to classic and spiritual music.

She has a vast repertory from Bach to Messiaen and Nino Rota, including Liszt and Ravel; she also plays from works from the neo-romantic period.

In addition to playing with orchestras as a recitalist and soloist, she also plays chamber music with Alexandre da Costa, violinist, and others.

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