Eve Egoyan / pianist
Eve Egoyan is a concert pianist who specializes in the performance of new works. Her intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations, and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between them and contemporary composers.
NEW: Intimate Solo Concert Series in my Studio
I am planning on presenting intimate solo concerts in my studio for a small number of people. Would you like to receive mails about these? Please let me know. I am setting up an independent listing for these concerts (email@example.com).
New Downloadable Recording
The Other Minds Festival (San Francisco) has released a special download of a recording of my live world première performance of Inner Cities no. 8 by Alvin Curran (duration 44 minutes). For more info...
This past year, I reduced the amount of time I spent learning new works in order to focus exploring composition for myself as part of the Chalmers Award I received in 2013. I will not be performing a full solo piano recital (outside of my studio) in Toronto until the fall of 2015. However, I will appear as part of the following Toronto performances.
• Older and Reckless, Nov. 6 - 9
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of this unique project showcasing work from older artists, this is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada's most celebrated choreographers including Susie Burpee, Bill Coleman, Robert Desrosiers, and Esmeralda Enrique, as well as American dance icon Douglas Dunn. Eve will be performing live on stage with Bill Coleman.
• Array Music's celebration of music of John Mark Sherlock, April 10, 2015
I will be recording two new discs: solo piano music by Linda Catlin Smith (recording at the Banff Centre early December) and De puro amor and En amor duro (double CD) by Maria de Alvear (recording at the Glenn Gould Studio June, 2015).
I will be touring (two programmes) westwards in February/March 2015:
• Winnipeg (Groundswell) http://gswell.ca/2014-15-season/eve-egoyan/
• Calgary (New Works Calgary) http://neworkscalgary.com/pian-image/
• Edmonton (New Music Edmonton) http://newmusicedmonton.ca/season2014-2015/
• Regina (University of Regina, Lois and Thomas Glenn Visiting Artist)
I continue to teach privately at my studio (please be in touch if you are seeking instruction) as well as establishing a new seminar on contemporary music for pianists at the RCM's Glenn Gould School.
Looking Ahead to 2015/2016
2015/2016 season is packed with the releases of the two discs mentioned above, world premières by Nick Storring and John Sherlock, the Earwitness project (exploring where sound and visual elements become equal creative partners) touring to the Musée des beaux arts de Montréal at Bourgie Hall (in collaboration with McGill University), Other Minds Festival of New Music (San Francisco), Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre (Los Angeles), Stanford University and in collaboration with Toronto's Images Festival (new works by Nicole Lizée and Michael Snow).
5 World Premiére recordings of posthumous pieces by Ann Southam
The pieces on this disc were discovered in Ann Southam's house following the composer's death in November 2010. They are related to Returnings and Returnings II: A Meditation which Eve Egoyan recorded in 2011 on "Returnings: Music of Ann Southam"
- - Review - - Wholenote Magazine 02 June 2013
- - Review - - Barczablog April 15th, 2013
- - Review - - Musical Toronto April 18th, 2013- - Review - - WQXR Music Album of the Week
- - Review - - I care if you listen May 14, 2013
- - Review - - The Toronto Star Apr 15 2013
Eve's previous disc RETURNINGS
This latest recording by Eve features works, all world première recordings by Ann Southam, one of Canada’s finest composers.
Please read below for reviews of Simple Lines of Enquiry by Ann Southam.
"2009 : Ten Exceptional Recordings"
“The test of a great recording is whether you find yourself temporarily unable to live without it. For certain overlapping periods this year, I couldn’t stop listening to…Ann Southam’s immense, mysterious piano piece Simple Lines of Enquiry.” - Alex Ross, The New Yorker
"I can't say enough about the quiet, simple beauty of Canadian composer Ann Southam's new, one-hour piano suite Simple Lines of Enquiry, or about its sparkling interpreter, Toronto pianist Eve Egoyan. Just released on the Centrediscs label, piece and pianist create a profound experience that transcends any and all musical genres." - John Terauds, The Toronto Star
“On his New Yorker blog, the magazine’s music critic Alex Ross singles out ‘Ten Exceptional Recordings’ of 2009. One, sharing the hit parade of the most prominent U.S. writer on classical music with recordings of Mozart, Schubert and Ravel, is Canadian…clearly it has a powerful hold on the attention of at least some people who hear it, and more should hear it. Southam’s work, already one of the most prominent Canadian compositions of the past 30 years because it has caught the fancy of one prominent critic, sounds as though it was written as a response to Feldman’s question: “Do we have anything in music for example that really wipes everything out? That just cleans everything away?” If you have an ear for quiet adventure I cannot recommend Southam’s piece highly enough.” – Paul Wells, Macleans.ca
Surface Tension (2009) by David Rokeby and Eve Egoyan. Eve's most recent collaboration Surface Tension with media artist David Rokeby (structured improvisations on a disklavier piano and real-time images) View Video
More about Eve´s CDs: RETURNINGS, Simple Lines of Enquiry, thethingsinbetween, Hidden Corners (Recoins), The Art of Touching the Keyboard, Wu, Weave and Asking.