Biography

”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, composer (ICOT)

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Edward Enman is a pianist and composer whose music warmly embraces storytelling, multi-media, collaboration, and innovative performance experiences.

 

As a soloist and collaborative performer, he performs regularly across Canada, and his compositions have been premiered and performed around the world. His 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, and a commission project with the SHHH!! Ensemble. Upcoming engagements for the 2021-2022 season include a performance-presentation with the Ottawa New Music Creators, and commissions to be premiered in Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Miami, and the Netherlands.

 

Edward’s debut EP Refuge, released in early 2021 and featuring works for solo piano, explored the weaving of text with instrumental music, as well as the dynamic energy of improvisation. His first full-length album of original music, funded by FACTOR Canada, will feature works for piano duo and piano/cello and will be recorded and released in 2022.

Dr. Enman holds degrees in solo piano performance from the University of Montréal (DMus), University of Ottawa (MMus), and Acadia University (BM). He is currently based with his family in Montréal, Canada as a pianist, composer, collaborative musician, teacher, and adjudicator.

"His music leverages innovation to achieve greater artistry, intimately connecting text and music to achieve a balance of exquisite expression."

                              -Julia Davids (Artistic Director, Canadian Chamber Choir)