*Free concert – there is no reserved seating available for this performance. Doors open at 4:30pm. Be sure to come early to get a seat!
Feature Artist: pianist Philip Chiu
Shuffle Hour Concerts are part of the TD Free Concert Series.
About Philip Chiu:
“ A pianist-painter who transforms each musical idea into a beautiful array of colors ” ( La Presse ), Philip Chiu is
acclaimed for his brilliant pianism, sensitive listening, and a stage presence that eschews the hermit-pianist
image and favours openness, authenticity, and connection with audiences. Inaugural winner of the Mécénat
Musica Prix Goyer ($125,000), Philip has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious
love of music and his passion for creation and communication.
Philip concertizes extensively as soloist and chamber musician and has performed solo recitals and chamber
music concerts in most major venues across Canada, as well as concert halls in France, Japan and the United
States. Chamber music partners have included James Ehnes, Emmanuel Pahud, Regis Pasquier, Noah
Bendix-Balgley, Bomsori Kim, Johannes Moser, and Raphael Wallfisch. He has a long-standing violin-piano
duo with Jonathan Crow, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and violinist of the New Orford
String Quartet . Philip is a veteran touring artist of Prairie Debut , Jeunesses Musicales Canada , and Debut
Atlantic , having toured the country 14 times with their generous support.
He immensely enjoyed programming unique and imaginative concerts as Cecilia Concert ’s 2018/2019
Artist-in-Residence, and is looking forward to further exploring his creative side as Artist-in-Residence for
Montreal’s La Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in 2020. Other upcoming projects include a
recording/concert tour of John Burge’s 24 Preludes for Solo Piano , as well as a recording/concert project with
Pentaèdre, honouring the music of Jacques Hétu.
Philip has recorded for Warner Music , Analekta , ATMA Classique , and CBC Music . He can be heard on BBC
Radio 3 , France Musique , ICI Musique , and CBC Music . He is eternally grateful for the support of Mécénat
Musica , the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation , and the Canada Council for the Arts .