Piano 2024:   May 16th – 18st at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Bryn Blackwood

Simcoe, ON

2018 Shean Piano Competition Winner Élisabeth Pion.

Bryn Blackwood is active as a solo and collaborative pianist in Toronto, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Western University; and Master of Music degree from McGill University in 2015, studying with Dr. Ilya Poletaev. Mr. Blackwood has been a participant in the Master Class programs at the Banff Centre and the Centre d'Arts Orford, studying with John Perry, André Laplante, James Anagnoson, and the Gryphon trio, among others. He is a prize winner of Western University’s Fred Pattison Piano Competition and Concerto Competition, and was a two-time finalist in McGill University’s Chamber Music Competition, performing with his piano trio. He has performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with orchestras both in London and Brantford, Ontario.

Mr. Blackwood was the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC grant, for his studies of little known Russian-American composer Leo Ornstein. He is currently studying at the University of Toronto, working towards his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance. A current recipient of the Alice and Armen Matheson Graduate Scholarship, he is studying with the renowned pianist and pedagogue Marietta Orlov. His dissertation work will follow his Masters studies on Ornstein, focussing on the early 20th century avant-garde piano works, which are unjustly all but unknown to modern audiences.

2018 Piano Competitors

Elisabeth Pion Bryn Blackwood David Potvin Karnsiri Laothamatas Kerry Waller Nicole Linaksita

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