Bryn Blackwood is a solo and collaborative pianist based in Toronto, Ontario, with a keen interest in 20th and 21st century music. As the current winner of the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, he will be giving a Canadian recital tour in the Fall of 2019, bringing contemporary Canadian music to nine cities across the country. He received his Bachelor and and Masters of Music degrees from Western University and McGill University respectively.
Bryn was recently featured on the CBC 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicans Under 30 List.
He was a finalist and winner of the Paul J. Bourret Memorial Award for Best Performance of the Test Piece at the 2018 Shean Piano Competition. A recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC award for his studies of the Russian-American piano composer Leo Ornstein, he is continuing this research while pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, studying with Marietta Orlov.
Also a dedicated teacher, Bryn teaches piano at the Kingsway Conservatory of Music in Etobicoke, and also maintains a studio of private piano students.