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.
Upcoming in Toronto below. Please view performances outside of Toronto at UPCOMING.
November 26, 2013
The music on the programme to explore layers: weaving three voices in waves of shifting density; singing lines through rich harmonies; stacking simultaneous musical gestures; soulful melodies arising out of stillness and complexity.
James Tenney - - To Weave (a meditation)
Piers Hellawell - - Piani, Latebre
Linda C. Smith - - The Underfolding
Michael Finnissy - - Folklore II
May 23, 2014
This evening will feature four world premières that stretch the boundaries of 'classical' music. Jazz pianist Uri Caine will offer a piano quintet to be played by the Afiara String Quartet and himself. Pianist, producer, and provocateur Chilly Gonzales debuts a new work for chamber ensemble and piano. Flamenco guitarist and producer Javier Limón debuts his first String Quartet.
David and I will be presenting a new version of Surface Tension (for disklavier and real-time image).
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.