Dr. Gregory Millar (Piano, Theory)

BMus (McGill), Artist Diploma (Glenn Gould School), MMus (U of T), DMA (Eastman)

Toronto-based pianist Gregory Millar made his professional debut at age 18 with a solo recital in his hometown of Lachine, QC, after winning that city's prestigious mérite culturel award.  Gregory is the recipient of prizes in the Sinfonia Toronto International Concerto Competition, Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition and the Felix Galimir Chamber Music Prize.  He earned a DMA from the Eastman School of Music, was the first graduate of the Collaborative Piano Performance Master's degree program at the University of Toronto, received an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School and a Bachelor of Music from McGill University.  His major teachers were Jean Barr, Douglas Humpherys, Peter Longworth, Jamie Parker, Cameron Stowe and Kenneth Woodman. 

He has since led a career as a versatile soloist and chamber musician that has brought him across several Canadian provinces, the Northeastern United States, and a recent European debut in Belgium.  His playing has been described as "compelling... a tour de force... devastatingly beautiful."  (The Muskokan) Millar is featured on two CDs of chamber music by Toronto composer Frank Horvat — Me to We and The Current Agenda — released this past September.  He gave the premiere of Colin Eatock's Book of Saints in 2010, as well as the first complete performance of Jean Coulthard's 13 Preludes at the conference of the Canadian University Music Society in Victoria, BC in 2013.  He also has appeared on the Belfountain Music Festival in Caledon, ON, Westwood Concerts series in Toronto, and was a guest soloist with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.  Millar has partnered with many prominent artists and ensembles, including violinist Jasper Wood, violist George Taylor, soprano Melanie Conly, actress/singer Theresa Tova, Talisker Players of Toronto, and the Venuti String Quartet.  In addition, he served as a resident pianist for the Banff Centre's summer masterclass program, as well as the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in New Hampshire.

 Millar also works as a music copyist/engraver for the Royal Conservatory of Music's Teacher Certification Department.

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