Biography

Reviewed as a “tremendous pianist” (CBC Radio 2) Dr. Réa Beaumont is one of Canada’s leading pianists whose compelling interpretations are delivered with a rich palette of tone color and depth of artistry.  

Often reviewed as “beautiful” (American Public Media), her 
performances and recordings have been broadcast in Canada, the United States (MPR, WXQR, WNYC), France, England (BBC Radio 3), Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands (Radio Amsterdam), Belgium, Israel, Indonesia, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand), and Australia (ABC).  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 more.  In collaboration with esteemed composers such as Order of Canada recipients Anton Kuerti and R. Murray Schafer, Beaumont has premiered over 60 compositions, including pieces commissioned on her behalf by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).  

Beaumont at Dundas Square, Toronto

With the publication of her book "Composer Barbara Pentland," Beaumont was named “a world authority” (CBC Radio 2) in the field.  Her articles appear in American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, The WholeNote (Toronto), and La Scena Musicale (Montréal).  

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

Beaumont is the recipient of many awards and grants in recognition of her work, including the Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, SOCAN, and the British Columbia Arts Council. 


Photo credit: Matthew Fava © 2015 Réa Beaumont  



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