Course Description

Our summer Piano Performance Bootcamp is designed to take your musicianship and performance abilities to the next level. With two cohorts meeting weekly at 11am and 1:30pm, this course will provide a motivating and collaborative environment for young musicians to develop and find their voice. The class will focus on performance and practice techniques, music theory, piano technique, and musicality. Cohorts will be divided based on RCM grade / prior experience, with more advanced students meeting at 3:30pm. Cohorts will contain no more than 8 students, and no less than 5. 

Teacher Bio

Filipino-American pianist, Dr. Tristan Savella is an active soloist and chamber musician. His career has taken him to performances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Austria, and the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in Toronto. Furthermore, Tristan is the recipient of multiple prizes at various national and international competitions, including third place at the Concours Flame in Paris, first place at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York City, and third place at the Glenn Gould School's Chamber Music Competition. Upcoming engagements in 2024 include solo and chamber music programs for Piano Trio, Cello and Piano, and Piano Four-Hands for various concert series, such as the Candlelight Concerts (Toronto), the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series, Doors Open for Music at Southminster (Ottawa), and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Apart from performing, Tristan works as a private piano and music theory teacher in Toronto and as an accompanist at The Royal Conservatory of Music and the Canadian Children's Opera Company. He has also served as an adjudicator for several local festivals and competitions, such as the AEGIO International Piano Competition and ORMTA. Tristan holds a Bachelor of Music in Applied Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, a Master of Arts (Klavier Solistenausbildung) with highest distinction from the Universita╠łt Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School in Toronto. He is also an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, where he studied with the late Marietta Orlov, as well as with Jamie Parker and Lydia Wong. Additionally, Tristan has taken part in numerous music festivals, including at the Banff Arts Centre, the Orford Music Academy, the Gijon International Piano Festival, and the Chautauqua Institute. Aside from performing and teaching, Tristan many interests include tennis, traveling and cooking/food. In his spare time, he enjoys catching up with friends, checking out concerts and restaurants across Toronto, and watching travel vlogs.

Course Fees:

$360 / 6 weeks

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