Dr. Scott Meek (BA, BMus, MMus, DMus)
Canadian pianist Scott Meek, first-prize winner of three national competitions (Knigge, Shean, and National Music Festival), has performed as soloist with the Toronto, Edmonton, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and has performed solo recitals for the University of British Columbia’s Noon Hour Recital Series and the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg. Internationally, he has performed with the Oberlin Orchestra, Indiana University ad hoc Orchestra, and has won bronze medals at the Corpus Christi International Competition and at the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Scott began piano studies at the age of six, taking lessons with Carole Pollard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before enrolling at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, to earn his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies) degrees in 2005, studying piano with Alvin Chow. At the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Scott received his Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees, studying under world-renowned pianist and Distinguished Professor, Menahem Pressler.
Currently, Scott is a sought-after collaborative pianist and teacher in Vancouver, teaching at various schools around Greater Vancouver, and accompanying the studio of violin professor emeritus Taras Gabora. He also is a member of the chamber music group Bridge Musicians, and plays in a piano four-hands duo with his wife Clare Yuan.
Watch Scott Meek play the Ginastera Sonata no. 1, iv.