Pink Rock Collective:

In 2017 I had the privilege to spend time with 4 artists on an island in Georgian Bay. The artists were Gill Grant – writer, Andrea Nann – dancer, Michelle Shook – painter and Lisa Robertson – photographer. We communed with nature in our own evocative way.

The following spring we had a multimedia gallery opening at the Woman’s Art Association in Toronto. For that event I performed 13 piano pieces composed by Female Canandian Composers – all pieces in the RCM Syllabus from Level 3-8. All reflecting a deep connection to nature.

Georgian Bay 13 piano pieces:

00:25 After the Rain Joanne Bender (Waterloo, ON)

01:48 Arctic Voices Susan Griesdale (Toronto, ON)

04:02 Distant Star Alexina Louie (Vancouver, BC)

07:10 Summer Drought Janet Gieck (Pambrun, Saskatchewan)

09:40 When Rivers Flowed on Mars Nancy Telfer (Toronto, ON)

11:40 Waterfall Ruth Watson Henderson (Toronto, ON)

13:56 Dreamcatcher Anne Crosby Gaudet (Bedford, Nova Scotia)

15:14 Halley’s Comet Nancy Telfer (Toronto, ON)

18:40 Winter’s Northern Scene Jean Coulthard (Vancouver, BC)

20:37 Mysterious Summer Night Larysa Kuzmenko (Toronto)

22:05 Romance Larysa Kuzmenko (Toronto, ON)

23:43 She’s Like a Swallow Nancy Telfer (Toronto, ON)

26:06 Douglas Firs Stephen Chatman (Vancouver, BC)

Rachmaninoff with Sam Snidal:

I am indebted to Sam for her passion for film and telling stories. We have spent countless hours together exploring the interface between music and yoga. Here is video she filmed of me performing the sublime Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Sharp Minor:

Rachmaninoff at Walter Hall U ot T:

What a joy to perform one of my favorite pieces – Rachmaninoff’s Prelude Op 32 #10 in B Minor – at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Community Outreach Performance Master Class Year End Recital at Walter Hall in 2014 with Boyanna Toyich:

Susan Griesdale’s Piano Poems:

In 2013 I was honored to have Susan Griesdale ask me to record some of her “Piano Poems”. These are such gorgeous and timeless pieces, I hope to inspire my students to learn them 🙂