Senior Piano – Jane Hayes

Since her debut with the Toronto Symphony, Jane Hayes’ concerts have taken her across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. An active recording artist, she has 17 CDs available on the Fanfare, EMI, Centrediscs, ATMA, Artifact, CBC-Musica Viva and CBC SM5000 labels. Jane completed a successful touring project in May and June 2015, where she presented a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Scriabin in Switzerland, Russia, Bulgaria and Israel. Two CDs with clarinetist Francois Houle were also launched to critical acclaim in Vancouver. The first was at Pyatt Hall in March for “Sassicaia”, devoted to Canadian repertoire for piano and clarinet. This CD has been nominated for the 2015 Western Canada Music Awards to be announced this September. The second CD, “Zarabandeo”, focuses on Hispanic content from South America, Mexico, Cuba and Europe.

In addition to her active performing schedule, Jane is a dedicated teacher and educator. She is the recipient of the 2015 Kwantlen Faculty of Arts Distinguished Teaching Award given for outstanding achievement in her field as noted by students.  As a proponent of Canadian music, she released a teaching edition and recording of early piano works by Barbara Pentland in 2010 which is available through Avondale Press. Now Past-President of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association, she regularly travels to both small and large Canadian centres to judge solo and chamber competitions, including the Eckhardt-Grammatté competition, Pacific Coast Music Association Competitions, and provincial and local festivals.  This season, she will be on a Canadian tour with the Turning Point Ensemble as well as concertizing extensively in the Lower Mainland.