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Samuel Deason, Piano


Samuel Deason, Piano


Canadian pianist, Samuel Deason has distinguished himself as a fearless and versatile musician having made his concerto debut in Toronto performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2 under maestro Peter Oundjian as the first concerto performance in Koerner Hall’s inaugural season in Toronto.

Recent prizewinner in the Aram Khachaturian International Piano Competition, Mr. Deason took first prize in the Lyell Gustin, Gordon Wallis, and Florence Bowes competitions. He also garnished awards in the TSO National Piano Competition, Shean Piano Competition, Wideman Piano Competition, and the Minnesota Orchestra’s WAMSO Concerto Competition where he received the distinction of "best pianist". He is a finalist of the 2013 Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy.

Mr. Deason's recent engagements include performances in the world premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s Spirits of the House as part of Koerner Hall’s opening ceremony, Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto with Indiana University’s AdHoc Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra, and recitals for the Pianoforte Festival in Kelowna, the Oakville Fazioli Concert Series, and the FBC Bloomfield Concert Series. 

In the 13/14 season he made concerto debuts with the Saskatoon and Regina symphony orchestras, recorded a CD with the University of Regina label, and performed Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations for the Master Piano Recital Series in Ottawa.

Mr. Deason has performed at music festivals in Banff, Orford, Gijon, and Toronto, having sought the wisdom of Arie Vardi, Julian Martin, John Perry, John O’Conor, André Laplante, James Anagnoson, Ursula Oppens, and Anton Kuerti in masterclasses. He has studied with Marc Durand and Leon Fleisher at the Glenn Gould School, and Robert McDonald at the Banff Centre.  Born in 1988 in Saskatoon, he now resides in Indiana, learning under such teachers as the legendary Menahem Pressler.

Performances by Samuel Deason

Composer Title Date Action
Johannes Brahms Scherzo in E-Flat Minor, Op. 4 04/08/2017 Play Add to playlist
Edvard Grieg Ballade in G Minor, Op. 24 04/08/2017 Play Add to playlist
Mikhail Glinka The Lark 04/08/2017 Play Add to playlist
Jean-Philippe Rameau Tambourin, from Suite for Keyboard in E 04/08/2017 Play Add to playlist
Jean-Philippe Rameau Musette en Rondeau, from Suite for Keyboard in E 04/08/2017 Play Add to playlist
Jean-Philippe Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux, from Suite for Keyboard in E 04/08/2017 Play Add to playlist
Aram Khachaturian Toccata 03/19/2015 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 03/19/2015 Play Add to playlist
Ottorino Respighi Notturno, from Six Pieces for Solo Piano 03/19/2015 Play Add to playlist

Samuel Deason Concerts

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