Dr. Roger Admiral

Instructor, Piano

B.Mus. (Western); M.Mus., D.Mus. (Alberta)

Canadian pianist Roger Admiral performs solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 18th through the 21st century. He works regularly with New Music Edmonton and Aventa Ensemble (Victoria), and coaches contemporary chamber music at the University of Alberta. Roger is also Associate Lecturer in Piano at the Augustana Campus of University of Alberta.

Recent performances include György Ligeti's Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis for Vancouver New Music, and recitals for Curto-Circuito de Música Contemporânea Brasil, with baritone Nathan Berg at Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series, and with violinist Guillaume Tardif at Weill / Carnegie Hall. Roger will premiere Steven Takasugi's Piano Concerto with the Sudwestrundfunk Symphonieorchester for the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2020.

Recent Representative Work:

  • CD recording, Howard Bashaw -15, for Piano, Centrediscs
  • CD recording, Mark Hannesson-angels, Wandelweiser
  • Solo recital, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Centre, Camrose, Russian Classics
  • Solo recital, Augustana Chapel, Camrose, music of Messaien, Ligeti and Scriabin
  • Solo recital, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Centre, Camrose, music of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel
  • Solo recital, Convocation Hall, Edmonton, music of Bela Bartok
  • Curto-Circuito de Música Contemporânea Brazil / Canada
  • Instituto Moreira Salles, Poços de Caldas; Fundec Sorocaba; Escola Livre de Musica, University of Campinas; Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo - Tom Jobim; Casa do Núcleo, São Paulo; Conservatory of Tatuí; featuring solos and duos with saxophonist Allison Balcetis, including music of Howard Bashaw, Andriy Talpash, Jose Augusto Mannis, Denise Garcia, Andre Ribeiro and Andre Mestre

Career Highlights and Achievements:

Gyorgy Ligeti's Piano Concerto with Victoria Symphony conducted by Tania Miller; three cross-Canada tours with Philip Hornsey as part of Kovalis Duo, performing new music for piano and percussion; Sir Ernest MacMillan Award for chamber music, Hammerhead Consort; First Prize in chamber music, CIBC National Music Competition, Hammerhead Consort