As a pianist and artistic director for the Pender Harbour and Clear Lake Chamber Music Festivals, my research revolves around the selection and preparation of music for concert programs and recording projects. A recent example is Kelly-Marie Murphy’s In a World of Motion and Distance, which was premiered in 2014 during the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival and has since been released on a recording with the Lafayette String Quartet.
My solo work has taken me to concert halls around the world, from London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall to Temppeliakin Kirkko Hall in Helsinki, the Conservatorio Publico Professional in Granada (Spain), and Regentenbau Hall in Bad Kissingen (Germany). I have also performed with leading orchestras, including the Moscow Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestre Symphonique du Quebéc and Symphony Nova Scotia.
My exploration of the changing interests of musicians and audiences has led me to work with a diverse group of musicians, including violinists such as James Ehnes, Andrew Dawes, Oleg Krisa, Philippe and Marc Djokic, cellist Matt Haimowitz. violist Barry Schiffman, clarinetist James Campbell, trumpeter Guy Few, pianist Marc-André Hamelin and ensembles such as The Gryphon Trio and The Penderecki String Quartet.
I am always searching for new ways to engage my audience. While the great classical masterworks form the foundation of my repertoire, I am committed to commissioning new work, especially by Canadian composers. I have collaborated with T. Patrick Carrabré, Randolph Peters, Stephen Chatman, Gary Kulesha, Samuel Dolin, Kenneth Nichols, Gerhard Ginader and Michael Pepa.