Dr. Terence Dawson, piano (University of British Columbia); Joanne Collier, soprano
British born, Canadian pianist TERENCE DAWSON has firmly established himself as one of Vancouver's most respected musicians. His reputation as a solo pianist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, dedicated teacher and engaging lecturer has resulted in repeat invitations to both perform and conduct master classes from coast to coast across Canada, as well as in the USA, England and Asia. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre Orchestra and has collaborated with numerous artists and ensembles for many series including the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Vetta Chamber Music and Music in the Morning. He has been a faculty member for The Vancouver International Song Institute, Strings and Keys, and many summer programs for young musicians. Dawson served as principal pianist for the CBC Curio Ensemble, and Artistic Director and pianist of Vancouver’s celebrated Masterpiece Chamber Music Series, and he is frequently recorded both on CBC radio and on disc for Virgin Classics, Bravura Discs and Skylark labels. He was recently a featured musician for a CBC television documentary playing solo works of Brahms and Liszt. Dr. Dawson has served as a jury member for many competitions including the Canadian Music Competition, The Canada Council, The Vancouver Foundation, and for the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s National Convention where he was also an invited guest lecturer.
Immediately following doctoral studies with pianist Jane Coop, Terence Dawson joined the UBC School of Music faculty in 1991. He is the school’s undergraduate Keyboard Division Coordinator and teaches piano, chamber music and collaborative studies.