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 a powerful technical command.  

Often described as “beautiful” (American Public Media), her performances and recordings have been broadcast in 13 countries and she has performed as a soloist in the Canadian Opera Company’s “Piano Virtuoso Series,” at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, 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 Canadian composers such as Order of Canada recipients Anton Kuerti, Barbara Pentland, Oskar Morawetz, and most recently R. Murray Schafer, Beaumont has premiered over 50 compositions, including pieces commissioned on her behalf by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  

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 TeacherClavier CompanionThe WholeNote (Toronto), and La Scena Musicale (Montréal).  

Beaumont earned a DMA, MMus, MusBacEd (Hons), ArtDipMus and ARCT Dip at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, The Banff Centre, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Her piano coaches included Anton Kuerti, Marc Durand, Robert G. Rogers, Robert Silverman, Marek Jablonski and Menahem Pressler. Awards and grants include the Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, The Canada Council, SOCAN, and the British Columbia Arts Council. 

   © 2017 Dr. Réa Beaumont
Toronto Pianist, Composer

 
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