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Tom King


Tom King

Praised for his virtuosity, broad versatility, improvisational skills, and dynamic stage presence, Toronto-based pianist Tom King has performed across Canada and abroad. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Tom began his post-secondary piano studies at the University of Alberta with pianist Stephane Lemelin. He studied in Bergen, Norway at the Grieg Academy, and in Oslo concentrating his studies on Scandinavian music with some of Norway’s finest pianists. Tom later returned to Canada and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa studying with Andrew Tunis. He holds a Masters of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Western Ontario where he studied with renowned pianist and vocal coach, John Hess. As well being in demand as a collaborative pianist, vocal coach and teacher, Tom is an accomplished jazz pianist, having performed throughout Canada including performances at the Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal International Jazz Festivals. Tom is a founding member of the Payadora Tango Ensemble and spent time as a music director at the Second City Toronto where he also completed as an actor, the Second City Training Centre Improvisation and Long-Form Improvisation Conservatory Programs.

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