Brett Kingsbury

Brett Kingsbury

Brett Kingsbury’s diverse musical career has seen him featured as both a soloist and as a collaborative artist. Brett performed earlier this year to great acclaim in his debut season as a member of Seraphine Piano Trio with violinist Sarah Fraser-Raff and cellist Amber Ghent. Brett has also performed with many other ensembles and performers, including the Borealis and Penderecki string quartets, pianist Erika Crino, and violinist David Gillham. This past summer, Brett performed in numerous cities across China on tour with soprano Deirdre Fulton. Brett has performed in Bach’s Concerto for Three Pianos BWV 1064 with the Koffler Centre Chamber Orchestra with fellow pianists Robert Silverman and Erika Crino, conducted by Jacques Israelievitch.  At concerts for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society and at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus, Brett performed Ferruccio Busoni’s daunting and rarely heard Fantasia Contrappuntistica, a work which he made the topic of his doctoral dissertation. Brett has been featured on CBC Radio Two’s West Coast Performance in a live performance of Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Solo Pianos with pianist Erika Crino.  In 2004 and 2006, Brett performed as part of the Toronto International Chamber Music Festival both as a soloist and in performances with Lenard Whiting, Nina Scott-Stoddart, the Penderecki String Quartet. Since returning to Ontario after his studies at the University of British Columbia, Brett has been featured as a soloist and collaborator in concerts across Ontario including an appearance last year at the Great Romantics Festival in Hamilton with tenor Lenard Whiting in a concert of works by Schumann.  He is currently Assistant Professor of piano at Western University, Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and formerly a faculty member at Brock University. In 2002, while a student at the University of British Columbia he was named R. Howard Webster Fellow at Green College. Brett studied with Leslie Kinton at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and with Robert Silverman at UBC. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2006.