Upcoming Events

January 26th - Jarred Dunn Workshop & Master Class

Location: Canadian Music Centre - 20 St. Josephs Street

Participant Fee (includes admission for 1 family member): $80

ORMTA Member Auditor: $20

Non-Member Auditor: $30

Student Auditor: $10

 

11:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Workshop: World Piano Teaching

How do great teachers teach? Does my teaching equip students to handle high-level training? This seminar provides a context of piano education gained through thousands of hours of travel, master classes, study, and experience with pianists and piano pedagogues who teach at famous conservatories, summer academies, and judge international competitions. Of interest will be the context provided by knowing how teachers of renown help their students develop into performing artists and professors of high-level musical acuity. Active Q&A will be part of the workshop, which will be followed by a master class for advanced students.

Piano Master Class 3- 5 pm: Open to both students and teachers to participate.

Concert Repertoire Only (Level 9 and up)


Bio
Critics describe Jarred Dunn’s as “a virtuoso with the most exquisite touch” (Freethought Today, Madison), “his amazing sense of style, elegance and noble - but not excessive - sensitivity, passion…beautiful piano and powerful forte, melodious - but not sugary - cantilena, broad phrasing and very rich, nuanced range of sounds” (Atheist Review, Warsaw), “technically perfect performance…perfect ensemble with the orchestra” (Belarus First Radio, Minsk) and “subtle, refined sound, and an impeccable technique...a piano sound colour magician” (Muzikos Barai, Vilnius). Mr. Dunn has been featured on CBC Radio, Freethought TV/Radio in Madison, Belarus First Radio, and WQXR New York. His interest in a multitude of teaching philosophies has taken him around the world, to pedagogy, chamber music, concerto, and piano master classes in Europe, Canada, and the United States, with more than seventy eminent pianists and pedagogues. He has interviewed and published articles about great pedagogues and musicians in the Canadian Music Educators’ Journal. He performs as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras, most recently including the Torun, Budapest Chamber, Vilnius Chamber, Niagara, and York Philharmonics, and recorded his first album, Chopin and Debussy, in 2018, after winning First Prize and Concerto Award at the Lithuanian Chopin Competition in Vilnius. He was also a prizewinner (and the only Canadian) in the 1st Jan Hoffman International Competition in Krakow. He lectures and gives master classes regularly, and his teaching is featured on Tonebase Piano. His major teachers include Stéphane Lemelin, Jacob Lateiner, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Dorothy Taubman, Anna Górecka and Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. For more information, visit www.jarredunn.com.

Teen & Adult Recitals

Our Annual Teen & Adult Recitals are coming up soon!

 

Sunday, February 29th, 2020 at the Donway Covenant United Church. 

2:30 pm - Teen Recital

6:30 pm - Adult Recital

These recitals are open to any older students (age 12 and up) who want to perform any style of piece! Memorization is not required, and all are welcome to perform, from beginner to advanced students. 

Registration form is available below. Registration will close February 14th.

The fee is $10 for Teens and $15 for Adults.

April Auditions & Recital

Auditions will take place on April 4th and 5th at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Building.

An accompanist will be provided for anyone who needs one.

Registration will be available soon.

The Scholarship Recital will take place on April 25th at the Glenview Presbyterian Church.

 

Branch Brunch

Save the date - June 5th, 2020 for our Branch Brunch at the Music Room of Hart House!

Following brunch will be a performance by the La Fiammata Duo.

RSVP's will be required, stay tuned for more information closer to the date.

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