(article from the Ottawa Gazette) During his 55 years, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc has repeatedly embraced change headlong.
In his 20s, the Paris-born Pilc worked as an engineer, although jazz was his after-hours passion. At 27, the self-taught pianist, who says he fell in love with jazz at the age of eight, switched to making music full-time and was playing with France’s finest jazz artists.
McGill vies for Canadian music school supremacy
Thanks to general government and philanthropic support, music education gets priority at Schulich School.
By: William Littler Music Columnist, Published on Sat Nov 07 2015
MONTREAL—Canada’s finest music school?
First a confession. I happen to teach at one of the candidates, the Royal Conservatory of Music, home to Toronto’s beloved Koerner Hall and neighbour to another candidate, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, home to the country’s pre-eminent music library.