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Concert Pianist Jarred Dunn won first prize and concerto award at the 7th Lithuanian International Chopin Competition (Vilnius) and was a finalist and prizewinner at the 1st Jan Hoffman International Competition (Kraków). He won piano and chamber music prizes at the D. Vitti, Verona Zinetti, and Rome Premio International Competitions. Mr. Dunn has performed in Australia, Europe, and North America, as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras. He is described by critics as “a piano sound-colour magician” (Muzikos Barai, Vilnius), “evocative and mystical” (New York Classical Music), “a performer with exquisite pedalling — so unobtrusive as to be almost invisible” (Ludwig van Toronto), and “technically perfect” (Belarus First Radio). Mr. Dunn’s Chopin performances received attention for his ability to render “Polishness in every note…elegance and noble sensitivity, passion, beautiful piano and powerful forte, melodious cantilena, broad phrasing and rich, nuanced range of sounds'' (Warsaw Łyszczyński Foundation). His Chopin recitals have been heard at Yamaha Performance Centre, Young Talents Series (NIFC Warsaw), NOSPR Katowice, Dvorana Hall (Bratislava), Isabel Bader Centre (Kingston), Owen Arts Center (Dallas), Chapelle Musique de Bon-Pasteur (Montreal), Klavierhaus Göttingen, Minsk Philharmonic Hall, and Vilnius Town Hall


He has been heard on CBC/Radio-Canada, New Classical 96.3FM, WWFM New York, WQXR New York, 98.7 WVMO, Belarusian First, and Madison Freethought Radio/TV. The CBC/Radio Canada has featured Mr. Dunn as host of This is My Music, Top Thirty Under Thirty: Hot Canadian Classical Musicians, and Five Things I Learned From Maria João-Pires.  His discography includes Chopin and Debussy (AFA, 2018), Brahms in Solitude (Yamaha, 2022); and Chopin’s Diary: The Mazurkas (Lexicon Classics, 2024). Brahms in Solitude garnered attention in the “Open Music Review” and a Five-Star rating in both La Scena Musicale and Piano Professional, describing him as a “Brahms natural, whose voicing and clarity speak to his understanding of Brahms’s idol, J.S. Bach…Dunn’s interpretations are timeless and still, but never halt the music’s natural momentum. His soft sound is full-bodied and resonant, at times unthinkably quiet…His Op. 119 No. 1 is serene contemplation free of exaggeration, an entirely successful creation."


Mr. Dunn has performed with the Lithuanian Chamber, Vilnius Cantus, Toruń, Budapest Chamber, Belarusian Radio/Television, NOSPR Katowice, Toronto Sinfonia, Niagara Symphony orchestras, and many others. He has worked with conductors Alexander Liebreich, Jakub Chrenowicz, Anna Duczmal Mróz, Przemysław Fiugajski, Ricardas Sviackevicius, Nurham Arman, Bradley Thachuk, Richard Hoenich, Sabatino Vacca, and Denis Mastromonaco. In his repertoire are over 40 concertos, solo and chamber works of Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Ravel, Debussy, Scriabin, and complete Górecki piano and chamber music. An active chamber musician, he has performed with the ATMA Quartet and served as a collaborative pianist for the Brahms International Festival and Master Classes in Pörtschach, Austria and Semaine Internationale de Piano et Musique de Chambre in Blonay, Switzerland. 


He graduated from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, where he studied with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. He completed his Master’s degree and Performance Diploma with Distinction at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he studied piano with Anna Górecka (later becoming her assistant) and chamber music with Urszula Stańczyk. He took further studies at The Juilliard School in New York with Jacob Lateiner and Yoheved Kaplinsky. His other important mentors are Andrei Gavrilov, Maria João-Pires, Dorothy Taubman, Andrzej Jasiński, Robert Levin, and David Dubal. He teaches at McGill University Schulich School of Music, where he completed his Doctorate.


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