TSMF_10Piano Masterclass with Jane Coop

July 30 – August 5, 2017

“I am desperate to come back next year.  This is one of the most thrilling musical experiences I have ever had.” – 2015 Participant

A chance to perfect your skills and explore the limitless repertoire for solo piano!  This program features daily masterclasses, individual lessons, and guest instructors at the highest level. Spend an intensive week studying with renowned pianist Jane Coop.

The program will take place at the Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Minimum suggested level of Grade 10, Royal Conservatory of Music

Jane Coop

Pianist Jane Coop, one of Canada’s most prominent and celebrated artists, has had a remarkable career spanning some thirty years. She has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Russia, China and Japan as recital and concerto soloist and as chamber musician, and continues to be invited to international festivals on a regular basis.

Her serious, unadorned and sophisticated musicianship as well as her direct and passionate communication with her listeners has earned her warmhearted and devoted response.

Her principal teachers were Anton Kuerti and Leon Fleisher. One cannot mistake the influence of these two giants in her playing, yet her performances, whether they be live or recorded, are permeated with her own strong and original voice.
Her repertoire is extensive, ranging from Bach to Berio and beyond; she has commissioned and premiered a number of solo works as well as concerti with orchestra. Known especially for her Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn interpretations, she has also garnered stunning reviews for her Chopin,
Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Bartok, to name a few.

No less than three of Coop’s 15 recordings have been nominated for Juno Awards, including her CD set
of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin with eminent violinist Andrew Dawes.

Coop is a regular artist-faculty member of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine
(Seymour Lipkin, Artistic Director), and is the Head of Piano at the University of British Columbia’s School
of Music.

David Louie

Canadian pianist and harpsichordist David Louie is a laureate of the CBC Radio Competition and the prestigious international competitions at Santander and Sydney. His playing has been described as “far from ordinary … distinguished by the use of enormous pianistic tonal variety for purely musical ends and the kind of animal magnetism only a few artists in each generation generate.” (Ottawa Citizen)
David Louie has performed at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore, and other major venues throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Gulbenkian Chamber Orchestra of Lisbon, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. His chamber music collaborations include the Takacs Quartet, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and the Grammy-nominated ARC Ensemble. He has recorded on Chandos and Sony BMG Masterworks.
David Louie is currently a member of the keyboard faculty at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto.

Typical Daily Schedule

9am – Morning Chorale
9:40am – Coffee
10am – Rehearsals, masterclasses, coachings
12pm – lunch
1pm – Rehearsals, masterclasses
3pm – 4:30pm – Festival Insiders Events
5pm – Shuffle Concerts (Wed-Fri)
7:30pm – Festival Concert

Who Can Apply
– Must be over 18 years of age
– Minimum suggested level of Grade 10, Royal Conservatory of Toronto

Tuition Fees
Piano Masterclass: $800

HST will be added to your tuition fee at time of purchase.  The application fee and tuition fees are non-refundable. 

Tuition fees include Community Academy program plus tickets to all TSM Festival concerts July 30 – August 5($250 value), daily lunch, and coffee. Tuition does not include breakfast/dinner, lodging, or travel. Please contact us if you would like lodging recommendations or to enjoy a discounted rate at our Hotel Partner.

How To Apply


$25 application fee – a brief digital video recording (iPhone quality acceptable) of a recent performance is required for purposes of suitability and compatibility among participants.

*Candidates who have participated in the past two years of the TSM Community Academy are not required to submit an audition recording.

Important Dates:

Rolling Applications (you will be notified of acceptance within 30 days of applying)
50% Tuition due upon acceptance
June 1st, 2017 – Remaining 50% of tuition due
Program Dates: July 30 – August 5, 2017

The Community Academy is made possible by the generous support of the Metcalf Foundation.

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