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Fri, Mar 24


Beckett School at Laurier

Jarred Dunn Workshop

Through Chopin's Eyes: Editions and Filiation This seminar emphasizes the importance of Chopin manuscripts in teaching his music.

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Jarred Dunn Workshop
Jarred Dunn Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Beckett School at Laurier, 190 Lester St, Waterloo, ON N2L 3W4, Canada

About the event

Through Chopin's Eyes: Editions and Filiation

This seminar emphasizes the importance of Chopin manuscripts in teaching his music. We will examine Chopin piano works in two ways: (1) sources consulted and cited by popular publications (Ekier/Paderewski editions), and (2) Chopin's handwriting. Participants will learn to detect desirable versions of Chopin pedaling, phrasing, and embellishment.

Jarred will cover piano works of Chopin in the earlier RCM levels as well (level 6-9).

The participant workshop fees would be:

$20 (free for WLU students and BSL instructors)

Bonus Chopin Event:

There will be added bonus, in that on the following day, Jarred will be adjudicating the piano division of our Beckettfest (a non-competitive performance event) on Saturday, March 25th at St. James Rosemount, Kitchener.

The last two hours of the day (3 to 5pm) will be our Chopin classes where Jarred will give a masterclass to students registered in that class.  The cost for our students is $25, which we would extend to non-LAMA teachers from KW-ORMTA if any teachers were interested.

The masterclass will be followed by this short program, presented by Jarred at no additional cost to anyone. 

Program 25-30 minutes

Mazurkas Op. 6

Mazurkas Op. 7

Mazurkas Op. 33 OR Op. 17

**Review Link (for publicity - recent concert review specific to my Mazurka playing)


Jarred Dunn (Yamaha Artist) won first prize and concerto award at the 7th Lithuanian Chopin International Competition, was a prizewinner at the 1st Hoffman International Competition, and won prizes in piano and chamber music at the Vitti, Verona, and Rome International Competitions. Praised as “a piano sound-colour magician” (Muzikos Barai) and “evocative and mystical” (NYC Classical Music), he has been heard on CBC/Radio-Canada, Classical 96.3FM, WWFM, WQXR, Belarusian First, and Madison Radio/TV. His albums include Chopin and Debussy and Brahms in Solitude. He has performed with orchestras around the world, including NOSPR Katowice, Toruń Symphony, Budapest Chamber, Cantus Chamber, Vilnius Chamber, Niagara Symphony, Toronto Sinfonia, and many more. As a chamber musician he collaborates with Ãtma Quartet and Brahms Summer Festival (Pörtschach).  Jarred Dunn plays recitals often, including performances at Yamaha Performance Centre, Isabel Bader Centre, New York International Festival, Warsaw NIFC, NOSPR Katowice, Dvorana Hall (Bratislava), Klavierhaus Göttingen, Vilnius Town Hall, Franz Liszt Hall, etc. His Chopin playing is recognized for its “elegance and noble sensitivity, passion - without being pathetic - beautiful piano and powerful forte, melodious cantilena, broad phrasing and very rich, nuanced range of sounds” (Warsaw Arts Review).        He judges in competitions, including the Global Musical Arts, Lithuanian International Chopin, Classicalia International, and CFMTA National Piano Competitions. In 2022, he hosted Competition Studio TV at the 12th International Paderewski Piano Competition.       He studied at the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń after graduating with distinction from Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, where he studied piano with Anna Górecka and chamber music with Urszula Stańczyk. He took Professional Studies at The Juilliard School with Jacob Lateiner and Yoheved Kaplinsky. He continued his studies with Dorothy Taubman, Andrei Gavrilov, Robert Levin, Andrzej Jasiński, and Maria João-Pires.

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