|In this special extended November workshop, Mr. Gnandt will cover two topics from his most recent books – “Understanding Chopin Piano Style” and “The Soul of the Music: Gifts from the Golden Age of Piano”. He will also be bringing copies of his books to the workshop for you to purchase.
Edwin Gnandt enjoys a collaborative career in music as pianist, accompanist, author, adjudicator, competition juror, workshop clinician, international speaker and Professor of Piano and Music at Ambrose University in Calgary. He adjudicates festivals across Canada and recently as a juror for the Canadian Music Competition (CMC), the National Stepping Stone Competition, the Bosendorfer (BC) Piano Competition and the Steinway Junior Competition.
In recent years Mr. Gnandt has conducted extensive research into the mind and music of Fryderyk Chopin. In preparation for his soon to be released book (2019) entitled “The Inner World of Fryderyk Chopin: Psychology, Medicine and the Majorca Period”, he has made research trips to Paris, France and the Carthusian Monastery in Valldemossa on the Island of Majorca where Chopin spent the winter of 1838-1839.
Mr. Gnandt has studied at the University of Washington (Randolph Hokanson, Bela Siki), University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Canada Council Grant), and the Juilliard School of Music (Adele Marcus). He has recorded for CBC with a variety of artists of national and international stature. He is listed in the Lexington’s Who’s Who of Professionals in North America.
General meetings are usually held at Salvation Army (Richmond Community Church), 8280 Gilbert Road, Richmond, 9:30 AM. (map)
|October 2, 2019||09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker & Members Welcome Back Reception: Bob Kohl & associates (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): Christmas Books etc. for Sale|
|November 6, 2019||09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker: Edwin Gnandt on Understanding Chopin Piano Style.|
|December 4, 2019||11am – General Meeting, 11:30am – Christmas Luncheon at TBA.|
|February 5, 2020||09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker: Ildiko Skeldon on RCM Level 8 & 10 Mock Examinations with focus on Ear Test components and Sight Reading requirements.|
|March 4, 2020||09:30am – AGM, 10:15am – General Meeting, Members Meet & Greet|
|April 1, 2020||09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker: Catherine Bundt on Performance Anxiety.|
|May 6, 2020||09:30am – General Meeting, 10:15AM – Facilitated Round Table Discussion – Covering current teacher concerns and interests.|
|June 3, 2020||11am – General Meeting, 11:30am- Year End Luncheon at TBA.|