Colleen Athparia, an internationally recognized pianist, has made a career for herself as both a solo and chamber musician, a reputable teacher and as a recording artist. She has toured as a performer and guest instructor from Mexico to Taiwan, Russia, Israel and the Far East. Her background includes a Master of Music degree with distinction from Indiana University studying under the legendary pedagogue G.Sebok, as well as receiving the gold medal and placing first in the Canadian Music Competition. As an experienced teacher and adjudicator, she has also been a Senior Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music for almost 30 years.
Often a guest on CBC radio, she has just released her 6th CD recording “Danse Sauvage” featuring Canadian works written especially for her. A few years ago she was heralded by the National Post as one of the top 5 Canadian pianists of contemporary music today.
Colleen also travels extensively to give workshops on such topics as “Creative Practising” and “The Art of Polishing”. Her studio in Calgary features some extremely talented students who have won national and international competitions, but most importantly who love music!