Todd Yaniw, Piano
Todd Yaniw, is a Canadian pianist praised for his “atmospheric contrast of poetry and power…a hair-raising performance”. Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Mr. Yaniw has performed across Canada, and internationally to critical acclaim. Already well known in the Quinte community as a soloist in QSCM’s “The Possibility of the Piano”, “Between Friends,” and “The Art of Song” series, he is also a returning artist at the Prince Edward Chamber Music Festival, and Faculty Concert Performer for Music at Port Milford in Picton. QSCM is excited to welcome him back for “The PIANO Concert,” bring us once again to experience the piano as it was meant to be played.
"I didn't know the piano could do that,"
Patron, QSCM, "The Possibility of PIano"
The PIANO Concert
June 17, 2022 4 pm. St. Mary Magdalene, Picton
Rachmaninoff – Prelude op. 32 no. 12 in G# minor
Rachmaninoff - Étude – Tableau op. 39 no. 3 in F# minor
- Intermission -
Beethoven – Sonata op. 31 no. 2
Prokofiev – Sonata op. 84 in B flat Major
1. Andante dolce — Allegro moderato
2. Andante sognando
Committed to excellence in performance Todd Yaniw is a well known fixture in Canada’s musical landscape. Guest appearances at festivals and venues include CBC Vancouver, the Banff Centre for Music, Edmonton’s Winspear Centre for Music, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and Koerner Hall. Mr. Yaniw has performed concerti with several Canadian orchestras, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and has performed with the Afiara Quartet, Rolston String Quartet, Trio Arkel and the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory). Todd has been interviewed and broadcast on many occasions on CBC Radio, and was featured in CBC's "30 under 30" list. He was recorded in Koerner Hall many times for the Royal Conservatory of Music's Celebration Series. Internationally, Todd has performed in Bulgaria, China, Italy, Jamaica, Monaco, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Mr. Yaniw has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and twice was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Awards. He currently works as a pianist at The Glenn Gould School, and is on faculty at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.
Todd Yaniw was born in Edmonton, Alberta and his teachers include Michael Massey, Dr. James Parker, Professor James Anagnoson (The Glenn Gould School), and Dr. Jon Kimura Parker (Rice University). Mr. Yaniw completed his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with Dr. Anton Nel.