Pianist and composer Louis Dominique Roy was born in 1967 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He studied piano in Montreal with Helmut Blume and in Vienna with Harald Ossberger. He has performed in Canada and in several European countries.
After returning from Europe, he worked as a vocal coach at McGill University in Montreal from 1994 to 2006. It was during this period that he produced around 60 songs, based mainly on Quebec poems. A few of his collections have been published in the Éditions du Nouveau Théâtre Musical.
During the same period, he worked as the rehearsal pianist for the St. Lawrence Choir and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus, where he collaborated regularly with internationally-renowned conductors including Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Metha, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Michel Plasson, Jacques Lacombe and Eliahu Inbal. He took part in the preparation of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Requiem on the occasion of the latter’s visit to Montreal.
Louis Dominique Roy is familiar with chamber music repertoire and performs regularly with various chamber music groups. He is also involved in the Montreal microtonal music scene, giving recitals of music written for quarter-tone and sixteenth-tone pianos. A CD of this music was released by the Société nouvelle d’enregistrement record label.
He periodically gives commented recitals featuring the piano repertoire of little-known composer, Jan Ladislav Dussek. More recently, he reconstructed the score of Dussek’s Concerto Op. 22 in B-flat major, which he performed in Montreal with Jean-Pierre Brunet conducting the orchestra.
Louis Dominique Roy now teaches at CEGEP de Saint-Laurent. Apart from his songs based on poetry, his work includes piano pieces, chamber and choral music. He has also written many arrangements for various ensembles, as well as orchestral reductions for piano.