Biography

Beaumont at Dundas Square, Toronto

Often reviewed as “beautiful” (American Public Media), Réa Beaumont’s performances and recordings have been broadcast in Canada, the United States (NPR, WXQR, WNYC), France, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands (Radio Amsterdam), Belgium, Israel, Indonesia, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand), Australia (ABC), and Great Britain (BBC).

Beaumont has performed as a soloist in the Canadian Opera Company’s “Piano Virtuoso Series,” the Canadian Broadcasting Centre’s Glenn Gould Studio (CBC), Calgary’s Rozsa Centre, Nuit Blanche, Opera House (Italy), Pro Musica, “Sonic Boom” Festival, CONTACT Contemporary Music, mainstage at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square and was a finalist in the CBC Performance Competition.   Beaumont has collaborated with many esteemed composers such as R. Murray Schafer to premiere 60 compositions, including pieces commissioned for her by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), while her own works have been reviewed as demonstrating “compositional prowess” (The WholeNote, Toronto).  Beaumont’s critically acclaimed CDs draw attention to contemporary social issues such as environmental destruction and the effects of globalization.

Dr Rea Beaumont pianist, composer

Studying at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Royal Conservatory of Music, Banff Centre for the Arts and Eastman School of Music, Beaumont earned a DMA in Piano and Conducting, MMus, MusBacEd (Hons), ArtDipMus, and ARCT Dip (Perf). Her  piano coaches included Anton Kuerti, Marc Durand, Robert G. Rogers, Robert Silverman, Marek Jablonski and Menahem Pressler.  

Beaumont is the recipient of awards and grants from the Ontario Arts Council including the prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship, The Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, and SOCAN. She has been a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Beaumont's book on twentieth-century serial composer Barbara Pentland was a finalist in the IAWM competition and she was named “a world authority” (CBC Radio 2) in the field.  In addition to music reviews for 
The WholeNote (Toronto’s classical music magazine), Beaumont's academic and pedagogical articles appear in American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, La Scena (Montréal), and publications by the National Arts Centre and Canadian Opera Company. 


Photo credit: Matthew Fava © 2015 Réa Beaumont:  Live at the Eaton Centre’s Dundas Square, Toronto



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