Praised for “drawing every nuance and color from the piano and from the music” (The Expositor, 2011), pianist Maggie Morrison made her orchestral debut at age 9.
Maggie was the 1st Prize winner of the 2012 Michael Geryk Piano Competition, and as part of the prize performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Toronto’s Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. She was invited back in April of 2014 to perform with CBSO again as part of their annual Gala concert. She was the recipient of the 2014 Mu Phi Epsilon Helen Haupt Scholarship, the Mary Gardiner Award of Performance Excellent in 2012 for the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, as well as the overall winner at the Rotary Burlington Music Festival in 2011.
Maggie has concertized in many cities including Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, and New York. Recently, she performed at Constellation Chicago and Make Music Chicago as part of Fifth House Ensemble’s fresh inc festival, premiering new works to audiences with baited breaths. She regularly plays at Classical Revolution Cleveland @ The Happy Dog, and is joining 5/1 Experimental Orchestra in the fall. With her roots in Canada, she regularly attends The Banff Centre’s summer programs. She is currently preparing for her Doctoral of Music Arts auditions.
Maggie received her Performance Diploma in 2005 through the Young Artists Performance Academy, a division of the Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She completed both her Bachelor of Music Degree (2012) as well as her Master of Music Degree (2014) at The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
An active and accomplished teacher, Maggie values music education and teaches throughout Northeast Ohio. She currently teaches at The Hathaway-Brown School. She is the Co-Chair of the Northeast Ohio chapter Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA).
An avid believer in community, she founded the Exposure to the Art’s Fund in September of 2010. This fund was established with the intent of exploring arts through multi-media presentations. She also raised the funds for and established a Contemporary Showcase Centre for Brantford in November of 2012, where she is the Artistic Director. Devoted entirely to music by Canadian Composers, through the Alliance for New Canadian Projects, the Contemporary Showcase is the only festival of its kind in the world.
Daniel Morel – Prairie Polka
for flue, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion
Alex Temple – Party at the Last Resort
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, piano