The responsibility of every artist is to use their craft, for the sake of deepening the collective moral conscience of the world in which they live. As a pianist, it is the music of J. S. Bach that serves as my vehicle in this important quest. Because of its highly crafted contrapuntal language, this music demands deeply thoughtful, active listening, a skill which, when engaged, cannot but help to encompass the everyday act of listening…to our fellow human beings, nature and ultimately, ourselves.
Much of what I wish to achieve has been influenced by Glenn Gould, in particular his radio documentaries and my work is motivated by the pursuit of ecstatic experiences that challenge and probe listeners. As the creator of Glenn Gould 905: A Triple Birthday Multi-Media Celebration for The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga (CMSM), I am passionate about creating new approaches to classical music programming.
I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Solo all-Bach recitals have included the complete Inventions & Sinfonias, the Goldberg Variations and Art of Fugue, a work for which I composed an ending to the final, unfinished movement. In 2013, I was a semi-finalist at the 8th International J. S. Bach Piano Competition held in Würzburg, Germany, and my passion for the music of Bach has also led me to participate in a two-week residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where I was a recipient of a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts.
Originally from Sault Ste. Marie (born in Peace River, Alberta) I currently reside in Mississauga and am on the Board of Directors for the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga. A former contributing author for The Glenn Gould Foundation, I am active as an adjudicator, coach and clinician, my latest workshop having been titled, "From the Pianist's Toolbox: Techniques for Effectively Practicing the Music of J.S. Bach."
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