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Doctoral studies with Vitaly Margulis at University of California, Los Angeles.  Research conducted on performance practice issues in relation to Schumann’s Davidsbundlertanze

Solisten Diplome “With Excellence”, Muskhochschule Freiburg Germany, studies with Robert Levin and Tibor Szasz

Selected as first exchange student between Eastman School of Music and Freiburg Musikhochschule

Master of Music, Eastman School of Music, studies with Nelita True

Bachelor of Music, University of Southern California, studies with John Perry


Upcoming concerts:

November 2020: Music by the Sea Festival, Schumann Quintet, Live stream. Steve Dann, Artistic Director

December 2020: Brahms Piano Quintet at Evergreen Cultural Centre

February 2021: Capilano Concerts, Trios for Clarinet / Cello / Piano

Spring 2021 :  Yarilo Contemporary Music Society, Music for 4 pianos collaborating with Jane Hayes, Anna Levy, and Tzenka Dianova

Fall 2021 : Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time at Kay Meek Centre (currently in negotiations)


Recent Performances:

August 2020: Music by the Sea Festival, (Livestream) Trout Quintet, Steve Dann Artistic Director

May 2020: Isolation Commission from “Little Chamber Music”

March 2020: Silk Purse: Chamber music collaboration with Jim Mason, (Principal Oboe Kitchener Symphony), violinist Julie Baumgartel and violist Reg Quiring

December 2019: Schumann Piano Quintet and Brahms 2nd Sonata at Evergreen Cultural Centre featuring  violinist Ian Swensen

December 2019 : VSO Chamber Players, Stravinsky Soldiers Tale

July 2019 : Shostakovich Piano Quintet, collaborating with guest VSO concertmaster Nick Wright for QCMC 20th Anniversary

February/March 2019: 4 performances of Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time (VSO Artist’s Corner Series, Capilano Concerts, Silk Purse and House Concert)

November 2018: Solo Piano Concert Muzwest Concerts (sold out)

November 2018: UBC Noon Hour with Tawnya Popov

February 2018 : Piano Quartets collaborating with  Geoff Nuttall, (St. Lawrence Quartet) Kay Meek Centre


Co-Director of Chamber Music Concert Series at Evergreen Cultural Centre . With a budget from ECC I create programming, hire guest artists and perform on concerts as a member of Quiring Chamber Players. Guest collaborators have included violinists Ian Swensen, Scott St. John,  Catherine French, Andy Dawes, Marc Destrube, Gwen Thompson, Dale Barltrop, mezzo soprano Anita Krause, soprano Robyn Driedger Klassen, clarinetist Francois Houle, members of Borealis Quartet and Vancouver Symphony

Release of CD on ORF label (Vienna) Solo piano and chamber works of Richard Stoehr (1887-1967). CD featured on Alain Lefevre’s Espace Musique (Radio Canada) and West Coast Classics (CFRO Radio)

Music on Main at the Cellar, invited as collaborative pianist at Pender Harbor Festival, Music on a Wednesday, SFU School of Contemporary Arts (hired to play new student compositions).  Invited as guest pianist with Trio Accord, Standing Wave Ensemble, Metta Ensemble, and annual guest pianist with Pro Nova Ensemble.

Produced CD with Davidsbundler Duo, works for viola and piano

Representative performances include concerto appearances with Redlands Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony (Mozart Concerto K.482 with original cadenzas), Frieburg Philharmonic, UCLA Philharmonic (concerto competition winner), UCLA Wind Ensemble (Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds) Gala concert for re-opening of Royce Hall.  Performed as soloist and chamber music collaborator at Midi de Minimes Festival (Brussels), University of Kleipeda (Lithuania) , Weill Hall (Carnegie Recital Hall), Elora Festival (Ontario) Music at the Vinyards (Napa Valley California), Los Angeles County Museum “Sundays at 4” Series with live broadcast, “Old First” Series in San Francisco, Vitaly Margulis 75th Birthday Celebration featuring Martha Argerich,  San Francisco Conservatory Faculty Concert

Toured Germany as member of ODA Piano Quartet

Winner of San Francisco Symphony/ Pepsi Cola Young Musicians Award


Brandenburg Concertos with members of Vancouver Symphony, Evergreen Cultural Centre

Studies with Robert Levin in Freiburg,  Villa Musica Festival in Mainz Germany (Chamber music on period instruments performing with Rainer Kussmaul, concertmaster of Berlin Philharmonic), Villa Medici-Guilini in Briosco Italy (travel grant from UCLA for doctoral research, specifically on the Graf piano in relation to Schumann piano music)


Currently on faculty at VSO School of Music and private home studio in Coquitlam

Director of the Quiring  Chamber Music Camp in Vancouver. Chamber groups which I’ve coached have placed 1st and 2nd three consecutive years at Friends of Chamber Music competition.

Adjudicator for Vancouver Academy of Music Solo Piano Scholarship competition and Chamber Music Competition

Adjudicator for Abbotsford Music Festival (on line)

Piano Faculty, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (piano majors)

Teaching assistantship at UCLA,  private instruction (1 hour weekly) to composition majors, as degree requirement.  Public concert was presented each semester.

Piano Faculty, Pasadena Conservatory of Music.  On “Steering Committee” dedicated to mutual understanding and cooperation between Faculty, Board of Directors and major donors.

Teaching Assistantships, Eastman school of Music, individual instruction to vocal majors as part of voice degree requirement, and  piano

Adjudicator and Master Class teacher for Music Teachers’ Association of California

Master Class clinician Eastman School of Music Prep department