Eve Egoyan is a concert pianist who specializes in the performance of new works. Her intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations, and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between them and contemporary composers.
Eve has firmly established herself as an internationally recognized interpreter of contemporary piano concert music. She has won numerous awards and consistently receives amazing accolades for her performances and recordings. Renowned composers James Tenney (U.S./Canada), Alvin Curran (U.S.), Ann Southam (Canada), Rudolf Komorous (Canada), Maria de Alvear (Germany), Michael Finnissy (Britain) and Jo Kondo (Japan) have written for her amongst others. She continues to commission new works and is presently exploring writing for herself (Chalmers Arts Fellowship).
She has released nine critically acclaimed discs, eight of works by living composers and one disc of works by Erik Satie. Her last two discs were selected as “Top Classical Disc of the Year”, Globe and Mail (2011), and one of “Ten Top” classical discs, New Yorker magazine (2009). Her most recent disc, “5”, world première recordings by Ann Southam, received four out of four stars by the Toronto Star and was the featured disc of the week on New York’s classical radio station WQXR where it is also reviewed. Her first disc, “thethingsinbetween” (1999), was selected one of the top ten discs of any genre by the Globe and Mail.
Honours include numerous commissions and awards from the Canada Council, Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils, FACTOR, a University of Victoria Distinguished Alumna Award, a K.M. Hunter Award, a Chalmers Award and a Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Eve is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) and one of fifty Canadian performers and conductors given and designation of “CMC Ambassador” by the Canadian Music Centre.
February 22, 2015 | Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University