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Salle Jean-Papineau-Couture

With its windows looking out on nature and the cliff of Mount Royal, Salle Jean-Papineau-Couture at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music variously plays host to lectures, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and concerts.

200, avenue Vincent-d’Indy
Montréal (métro Édouard-Montpetit)
514 343-6427

Capacity : 128 seats

Instruments and equipment

Salle Jean-Papineau-Couture is equipped with two concert pianos:

  • a Yamaha Model C7X
  • a Steinway Model B

It also features an audiovisual recording module, freely available.

Resource person:

Guillaume Aubin-Steben / cover : Juliette Louvradoux
Customer service manager (external rentals)
514 343-6111, ext. 8925

Who was Jean Papineau-Couture?

Jean Papineau-Couture

Born on November 12, 1916, in Montréal; died on August 11, 2000, in Montréal  

Composer Jean Papineau-Couture was one of the pioneers and greatest champions of Canadian music. Dean of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music from 1968 to 1973, he contributed significantly to its growth. He was also a Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec and a Companion of the Order of Canada.

After his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston he continued at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, under Nadia Boulanger, where he got to meet Igor Stravinsky. Returning to Montréal in 1945, he contributed to the founding of a number of institutions, including the Canadian League of Composers, the Canadian Music Centre and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ).