Joseph Ferretti

Region: Ontario
Joseph Ferretti

Organization: Wilfrid Laurier University
Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Piano


Joseph Ferretti has performed in Europe, Canada and the USA as soloist and collaborative artist. Recent concert highlights include the Canadian Opera Company’s Piano Virtuoso Series, Toronto’s Music Gallery, Barrie’s Colours of Music Festival, the CMC’s New Music in New Places, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and numerous others. He has also been heard with such ensembles as the KW Symphony and the Talisker Players, and performs frequently as a duo pianist with Elaine Lau, with whom he has recorded for Capstone Records. They have collaborated with such composers as Linda Catlin Smith, Karlheinz Essl, and Jack Behrens, and their performance as duo soloists in a NUMUS concerto concert was a recent highlight.

As a member of the junctQín keyboard collective, Joseph takes part in numerous events that involve the generation and performance of innovative works for keyboard. They have premiered works by dozens of composers, have been aired on CBC and Rondo Classic (Finland, Armenia, Hungary, and Kyrgyzstan) and have been the recipient of awards from the Ernst von Seimens Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

Dr. Ferretti has taught piano at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2003. He has also been on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, where he held a summer faculty residency from 2002-2008. Joseph is active across Canada as a festival and competition adjudicator, and as a senior examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has presented workshops and lecture recitals for such institutions as The Glenn Gould School, Mt. Allison University, and the CFMTA National Convention.