Rafael Brisebois is a 16-year-old multi-talented classical musician (piano, viola, violin) whose remarkable talent has been fostered in the Fraser Valley from a young age. He has been thrilling audiences for around a decade, in innumerable concerts and performances, in ensemble and as a soloist, from formal gala events to seniors’ homes performances. He is a long-time member of the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, where he is currently Principal Violist, and has performed as a guest musician with the Fraser Valley Symphony. Locals may have seen him busking at many City of Mission events and the Farmers’ Market.
Rafael has won many awards locally, provincially, nationally and internationally for his virtuosity in piano, violin and viola and for his compositions. At age 12, he won first place in his age category in the Vancouver International Music Competition, for playing violin. In 2021 he won first place in BC in the Provincial Piano Festival. Most recently he has won a national first place award for one of his original compositions.
Rafael is competent in several different capacities: as a world-class piano soloist, collaborator or recording artist and/or as a violin/viola player in chamber music, orchestras or for recording sessions.