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Megumi Masaki

Award-winning pianist Megumi Masaki is known for her dynamic temperament, “imaginative,
intelligent and sensitive” performances (Deseret News) and for the innovation of her interdisciplinary
artistic activity. She is also a passionate advocate of new music. Her critically acclaimed performances
have taken her across Canada, USA, Asia and Europe. Megumi has worked with numerous composers
including Nicole Lizée, T. Patrick Carrabré, Vincent Ho, Brent Lee, Jorge Cordoba Valencia, visual
artists Sigi Torinus, Chris McNamara and Owen Bird and has commissioned and premiered Canadian
works worldwide. A champion of Eckhardt-Gramatté's music, Megumi has recorded CDs of her piano
works and the duo works for violin and piano with Oleg Pokhanovski, has published a performance
edition of the Piano Caprices and made her film debut in “Appassionata: The Extraordinary Life and
Works of Eckhardt-Gramatté” for CBC's Opening Night. She is also the Artistic Director of the
Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. Megumi is recorded regularly for CBC, has received
numerous awards from the Canada Council, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Manitoba Arts
Council, SSHRC and won the Willi-Daume Prize for her multidisciplinary project “Music and the
Olympic Games.” She is on faculty at the Casalmaggiore International Summer Music Festival in Italy,
Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, UK and is Associate Professor of
Piano at Brandon University