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Canadian pianist Shoshana Telner has performed across Canada and abroad.
Described as an “authentic musician with a sparkling technique” (Le Droit) and
“full of fire and warmth” (the New York Times), Shoshana has a passion for engaging
audiences with exciting performances. She made her solo orchestral début with the
National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed as soloist
with several orchestras including the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Boston
Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra.

Shoshana received a Bachelor’s degree on full scholarship from Boston University,
a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School in New York, and a Doctorate in
performance from McGill University. She has taught piano and coached ensembles
at McGill University, the University of Ottawa, Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently
teaches piano at McMaster University. She frequently gives masterclasses,
adjudicates competitions, and examines for the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Shoshana has performed at numerous summer festivals including the Ottawa
International Chamber Music Festival, the Elora Festival, the Kincardine Summer
Music Festival, the Brott Music Festival, and the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival.
She has been awarded honors at the International Stepping Stone Competition, the
Esther Honens International Piano Competition and the Canadian Concerto
Competition. Shoshana’s recordings include solo works of Canadian composer
Colin Mack (CanSona), the Grieg violin/piano sonatas with Jeremy Bell (Chestnut
Hall Music), Mozart Sonatas and Sonatinas (The Mozart Effect) and the six Bach
Keyboard Partitas (Centaur Records).

Shoshana Telner, Classical Pianist
© Shoshana Telner 2008 - 2018