Leonard Gilbert Will Join our 2018 New Year Concert

Leonard is renowned for his sensitive touch, insightful playing as well as technical command.  In addition to being a four times national first prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition, Leonard came to the attention of audiences after his sweeping win at the Third Canadian Chopin Competition (2010)- capturing First Prize as well as all special prizes-“Best Mazurka” and “Best Polonaise”. In addition to numerous other awards in Canada and abroad, Leonard was qualified for the second stage and was the only Canadian accepted to the 16th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in 2011.

Leonard’s expressive playing and extraordinary musicianship have led him to perform in some of the most prestigious venues in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has performed and recorded live on Classical 96.3FM and was invited by piano maker Steinway and Sons to represent the brand as a Young Steinway Artist.

Leonard studied with Patricia Parr in Canada and distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. As a recipient of both Music Dean’s and Indiana University’s Distinction Scholarships, Leonard was awarded the Performer’s Certificate in 2011 as special recognition of his musical understanding and artistry. Leonard completed his Juris Doctor degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in 2015, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.