Beaumont at Dundas Square, Toronto

Pianist Réa Beaumont’s solo performances include the Canadian Opera Company’s “Piano Virtuoso Series” at the Four Seasons Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Broadcasting Centre’s Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Calgary’s Rozsa Centre, Nuit Blanche, Opera House (Italy), Pro Musica, “Sonic Boom” Festival, CONTACT Contemporary Music, and mainstage at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square.  

She has collaborated with esteemed composers such as R. Murray Schafer to premiere 60 compositions, including pieces commissioned for her by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).  Beaumont's own works have been reviewed as demonstrating “compositional prowess” (The WholeNote, Toronto). 

Dr Rea Beaumont pianist, composer

Studying at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Banff Centre for the Arts and Eastman School of Music, Réa 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.  

Dr. 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 her music reviews for The WholeNote (Toronto’s classical music magazine), Réa Beaumont's articles appear in American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, Scena (Montréal), and publications by the National Arts Centre and Canadian Opera Company. 

Réa Beaumont is the recipient of awards and grants that include the Ontario Arts Council, the OAC Chalmers Arts Fellowship, FACTOR, and SOCAN.  She has been a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. 

Photo: M. Nelson © 2016 Réa Beaumont at Canadian Music Centre, Toronto; 
Photo: M. Fava © 2014 Réa Beaumont performing at Toronto's Dundas Square

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