”Edward's music has a very intrinsically expressive quality. It immediately grabs your attention, and manages to hold your attention with an elegant and honest musical construction that satisfies both the mind and the heart.”
-Saman Shahi, JUNO-nominated composer
Edward Enman is a pianist and composer whose music warmly embraces storytelling, multi-media, collaboration, and innovative performance experiences.
As a recording artist, performer, and creator, Edward strives to create meaningful connections with listeners while breaking down stylistic barriers in the classical music world. He holds an enthusiasm for compelling programming and enjoys combining the old with the new.
Edward’s debut EP Refuge, released in early 2021 and featuring works for solo piano, explores the weaving of text with instrumental music, as well as the dynamic energy of improvisation.
His first full-length album of original music Breathe In, Breathe Out is funded by FACTOR Canada and features works for piano duo and piano/cello. This recording has earned Edward nominations for Classical Album/Composer of the Year" from the 2023 East Coast Music Awards and the Nova Scotia Music Awards. His newest release Insights features Edward as pianist and composer in a 12-part work for solo piano.
As a soloist and collaborative performer, he performs regularly across Canada, and his compositions have been premiered and performed around the world. He has recently held residencies with the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, Labo de musique contemporaine de Montréal, Westben Performer-Composer Residency, 1:2:1 Intensive, (Art) Song Lab and a commission project with the SHHH!! Ensemble. A new recording with singer Rose Naggar-Tremblay and bassist Gabriel Lapointe will be released in March 2023.
Dr. Enman holds degrees in solo piano performance from the University of Montréal (DMus), University of Ottawa (MMus), and Acadia University (BM).
Edward is currently based with his family in Montréal, Canada. He also runs marathons and is an avid baseball fan.