Edwin Gnandt

Professor ~ Pianist ~ Author ~ Adjudicator ~ Clinician

With a career that has extended over 30 years, Edwin Gnandt has enjoyed a varied collaborative life in music. Performances have taken him to major centers such as St. Petersburg, Russia; Edinburgh, Scotland; New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, University of Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Denver, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Recent presentations at international conferences include the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities (HICAH), the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference (IJAS) in Barcelona, Spain and in 2016, the IJAS Conference in Venice, Italy. His piano students have gone on to graduate studies at various prestigious institutions such as: Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, McGill University, University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa.

Edwin's reviews

''Edwin Gnandt is a pianist of sensitivity; he has about him that elusive but distinct refinement that a wine connoisseur or a horseman might refer to as breed. One gets the impression that at his worst, this pianist couldn't offend one's sensibilities, that a lapse of taste wouldn't figure in his musical makeup.''

-Benjamin Epstein, Los Angeles Times
Edwin's reviews

The Soul of the Music:

Gifts from the Golden Age of Piano

With a career that has extended over 30 years, pianist and teacher Edwin Gnandt brings forth insightful observations concerning the development of piano performance and teaching since the Golden Age of Romanticism. With stylistic clarity, he identifies transitional points and changes that have shaped the world of piano performance and teaching that exists today.