B. Mus. (Hon.), M. Mus. (W. Ontario), R.C.M., P.G.A. Dip., A.R.C.M.
Professor of piano
Brandon University New Music Ensemble & Festival, director
Award-winning Canadian pianist Megumi Masaki has established herself as an international artist renowned for her warmth and rapport with audiences and her superb musicianship. Her multi-faceted career as acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue has taken her across Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. Megumi is a leading interpreter of contemporary music. She specializes in exploring how sound, image and movement can be integrated in live performances of multimedia works. Megumi frequently collaborates with composers, visual artists, writers and choreographers on interdisciplinary projects involving new technologies to enhance the dynamic interaction between creator and performer. She has commissioned numerous works and has premiered over 70 works worldwide.
Megumi has recently performed throughout North America and Europe in such venues as the Barbican’s Sound Unbound Festival UK, De Doelen in Rotterdam NL, Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music Paris (IRCAM), Royal Academy of Music’s Discovery & Development Series, CoLab Festival Trinity Laban London, Royal College of Music, Sonorities Festival Belfast, Dark Music Days Festival Reykjavik, Winnipeg New Music Festival, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and National Art Gallery Ottawa.
Megumi is the Artistic Director of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, a member of the interdisciplinary Noiseborder Ensemble and Slingshot-Kidõ, and teaches piano and chamber music at the Casalmaggiore International Festival Italy. Megumi is Professor of Piano, director of the New Music Ensemble and New Music Festival at Brandon University. Her success in teaching was recognized with the 2010 Brandon University Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.