Eve Egoyan: Thought and Desire

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Event Title: Eve Egoyan: Thought and Desire


  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St., Toronto, ON
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $30 regular / $20 Seniors, Students & Arts Workers
  • Genre: Keyboard
  • External Link: Small World Music

Eve Egoyan Recital / CD Launch

Earwitness Productions presents EVE EGOYAN
Intimate Music in an Intimate Space Recital and Album Launch

Eve Egoyan Recital / CD Launch October 16 - 18, at 8 pm
General enquires: (416) 551-3544

Eve Egoyan, one of Canada’s foremost pianists and interpreters of contemporary music, performs intimate contemporary piano music in an intimate space at Toronto’s Small World Music Centre, October 16 - 18. This distinctive recital programme features music by Toronto composers John Mark Sherlock, Nick Storring and Linda Catlin Smith. The event also serves as the launch of “Thought and Desire”, an album comprised of world première recordings by composer Linda Catlin Smith.

Eve Egoyan specializes in the performance of new works. Her intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between listener and composer. The primary unifying characteristic of this concert is an orientation inward, a certain reflective quality. Each piece invites a particular type of introspective and aural virtuosity on the part of the performer and audience.

Jointly released on Earwitness Editions (Canada) and World Edition (Germany), “Thought and Desire” is Eve’s tenth solo CD. Smith’s compositions explore harmony, melody and timbre, leaving the listener suspended in a poetic, magical sound world. The unusual elegance of Linda Catlin Smith’s writing and her deep intuitive connection with the piano works exceptionally well on disc where we can share the nuances magnified, as Eve Egoyan hears them at the piano’s keyboard.


byland (2015) by Nick Storring *
rake, rake (2015) by John Sherlock *
Nocturnes and Chorales (2014) by Linda Catlin Smith **

* World première **Toronto première

Eve Egoyan is an artist whose medium is the piano. Her intuitive musicality, insightful attention to detail, and pianistic virtuosity have made her one of the world’s most sought-after interpreters of contemporary music. Eve’s musical interests span extremely contrasting sensibilities: from Alvin Curran’s five-hour long Inner Cities to Erik Satie’s miniatures; from minimalist Simple Lines of Enquiry by Ann Southam to maximalist new complexity works by Michael Finnissy; from the barely audible to roaring overtone-filled resonances; from the rigorous interpretation of a score to free improvisation. Eve’s exploratory nature and restless curiosity have led to numerous collaborations with other artists from a variety of disciplines including technologies in relation to the piano. She has most recently been commissioning works for music and image. She is the Executive Producer on most of her ten solo discs, involved at every level of production from selecting the repertoire and sourcing the funds to overseeing all sound and visual design decisions, lovingly guiding each disc to completion. Her discs have received accolades including "Best Classical" The Globe and Mail (1999) for her first solo CD, and more recently one of “Ten Top” classical discs, The New Yorker magazine (2009), and “Top Classical Disc of the Year”, The Globe and Mail (2011). Eve’s 2016 tour of works for disklavier and image include the Other Minds Festival (San Francisco), Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre (Los Angeles), University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Irvine, and Stanford University and the Musée des beaux arts de Montréal at Bourgie Hall in collaboration with McGill University (Montréal). Her recording of Maria de Alvear’s diptych De Puro Amor and En Amor Duro will be released in 2016.

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Eve Egoyan