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, members of the “Toronto School” (Marshall McLuhan and Harold Innis), Ignacy Jan Paderewski, philosopher, Alain de Botton and, perhaps most importantly, Constance Keene.
I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Bachelor and Master 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. 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, I currently reside in Mississauga and am on the Board of Directors for the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga (presently on Leave of Absence until October, 2017), an organization for which I created the program, "Glenn Gould 905: A Triple Birthday Multi-Media Celebration." In addition to my performances, workshops and master classes, I am active as a coach and collaborative pianist and am interested in collaborating with other disciplines. A former Product Manager for Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, I have also served as an Examiner for The Royal Conservatory and a Contributing Author for The Glenn Gould Foundation.
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