Northern Lights: Canadian National Conservatory of Music
Canadian pianist Everett Hopfner is a proud native of Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba, celebrated for his passionate and inventive performances of contemporary music. His repertoire encompasses dynamic new Canadian pieces for solo piano and established masterworks of the European avant-garde.
From interactive Fluxus installations to spirited “one-man shows” incorporating electronic media, improvisation, movement and speech, Everett channels his diverse talents and creative interests into unique, multi-disciplinary performances. His love for collaboration and communication leads Everett frequently to chamber music and larger ensemble settings, cultivated alongside a robust solo repertoire. Everett manages an international profile: he has toured across Canada as a winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and throughout Germany as a keyboardist of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. His playing has been broadcast on numerous occasions by Hessischer Rundfunk and CBC Radio. Everett is a longtime participant at Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy and has performed in ZKM Karlsruhe’s piano+ Festival, Trinity Laban Conservatoire’s CoLab Festival, and Académie Internationale d’Été de Nice. As an educator, Everett maintains a teaching studio at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music and is a sessional instructor for piano and collaborative piano at Brandon University. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm, imagination and pedagogical approach with musicians of all levels in workshops and masterclasses. Everett’s dedication to his artistic community is reflected in his podcast, “ALL EARS,” a series of interviews with musical friends, colleagues and mentors.
Everett Hopfner holds degrees from Brandon University, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and Musikhochschule Stuttgart. His principal teachers are Megumi Masaki, Catherine Vickers and Nicolas Hodges. Everett is grateful for career assistance from the Manitoba Arts Council and from numerous friends and supporters. [Reposted from everetthopfner.com]