Dr Bryn Blackwood is a solo and collaborative pianist based in Toronto, Ontario, with a keen interest in 20th- and 21st-century music.  As the winner of the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, he gave a Canadian tour bringing contemporary music to nine cities across the country, and more recently performed a recital tour of the Maritimes with Debut Atlantic.  Bryn was featured on the prestigious CBC 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30 List for 2019, was a Guest Artist at the Cassalmaggiore International Music Festival and won the University of Toronto's DMA Recital Competiton in that same year.

A recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC award for his studies of the Russian-American piano composer Leo Ornstein, he recently published his dissertation "Dissonance Reimagined:  Tone Clusters in Leo Ornstein's Early Piano Music" while completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto.  Formerly a student of the late acclaimed pedagogue Marietta Orlov, he has also studied with Ilya Poletaev and James Hibbard.  Bryn received his Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees from Western University and McGill University respectively.  A dedicated teacher, Bryn teaches at the Lane School of Music in Toronto, and maintains a private piano studio.  He has given Masterclasses at Brandon University and Mt Alison University. 

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