Romain Pollet holds diplomas from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in piano and bassoon, a Diplôme d’État Français for teaching piano, a bachelor’s degree in musicology from the Université Michel Montaigne, and a D. Mus in piano accompaniment from the Université de Montréal. In the past years, Romain received several scholarships, including the D. Angers and P.M. & V.M. Gélinas awards in piano.
Romain studied under various teachers: Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forré and Jean-Marie Lamothe in Bordeaux, and Marc Durand and Martin Mangrum in Montreal. He had the pleasure of taking part in several master classes with Jean-Claude Pennetier, Prisca Benoît, Claire Désert, Dalton Baldwin, Joan Dornemann and many others. As part of his Doctorate in Music, Romain studied the repertoire of German lied and French mélodie. He wrote a research on Liszt’s piano transcriptions of Schubert’s Müllerlieder, under the supervision of Francis Perron.
As a bassoonist, he played with many orchestras in France and in Quebec. As a collaborative pianist, Romain accompanies several artists including Marie-Josée Lord. He is a member of the ensembles Orford Six Pianos and Duo Ex Æquo with whom he participated in many festivals including: La Virée Classique de l’OSM, Festival of the Sound, Montréal Nouvelles musiques, Vue sur la relève and Prairie Début.
In 2018, he joined the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal faculty as pianist-accompanist professor and vocal coach, carrying out productions of Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss and Cendrillon by J. Massenet, The Juniper Tree by P. Glass and R. Moran, and Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinck.