Acclaimed pianist Valerie Tryon was one of the youngest students admitted to the Royal Academy of Music where she received the highest award in piano playing. Tryon’s repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers; it includes more than sixty concertos and a vast amount of chamber music. Among British composers, both Alun Hoddinott and John McCabe have dedicated works to her. She is well known for her sensitive interpretations of the romantics, particularly Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninov.
Originally from the U.K., Tyron has many ties to McMaster University. In 1980, she was named McMaster’s first artist-in-residence and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2006. Her achievements reach far beyond the university community. In 2018, she was awarded the Order of Canada, in recognition of her internationally-celebrated career as a pianist and her extensive contributions as an educator and builder of classical music culture.
Critical Culture series. A partnership between The Socrates Project, the School of the Arts and McMaster University Library
October 27, 2:00 p.m. Limited seating. General admission: $15 | Students: $5 Advance tickets: Buy tickets online or call 905 525 9140 ext. 20895. Tickets are also sold at the door (cash only).