Piano with Patricia
Patricia Clarke Jalbert
A native of Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Jalbert has lived in the United States since 1956. She began study of the piano at the age of six and by the time she was a teenager, she had won three successive All-Canada Piano Competitions and been a soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She is a graduate of the McGill Conservatory of Music and holds a Licentiate in Piano (LP) from that institution, having studied with Lorraine Gadbourey in Montreal and with Isidor Phillip in New York City.
Mrs. Jalbert has performed throughout Eastern Canada and New England as a recognized interpreter of Mozart, Chopin and Debussy. She has been a teacher of the piano since 1957, and she has accompanied her husband since their marriage in 1974. Mrs. Jalbert was a member of the Portland Rossini Club from 1993 through 2010. She has also taught courses titled I Always Wanted to Play the Piano for USM’s Center for Continuing Education in Portland (2002-2007).