BIOGRAPHY

 Canadian pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America and Asia, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, Salle Gaveau, The National Gallery, Roy Thomson Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, and Bargemusic. She has been soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, New York’s West Side Chamber Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra London, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Victoria Symphony and Sinfonia Toronto among others, under conductors such as Georg Tintner, Mark Laycock, Nurhan Arman, Agnes Grossman, Kevin Mallon, Jonathan Yates, and Simon Streatfeild. Her recordings of piano works by Debussy, Ravel, and Satie, on the Analekta and Audio Ideas label have received international acclaim. Ms. Kay’s performances have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, WFMT, Radio France, and the CBC.

 

Francine Kay is a regular guest faculty artist at the Zodiac Academy and Festival in the south of France, the International Course of Interpretation at the Chopin State School in Nowy Sacz and the Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Kay has performed at the Banff, Orford, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Newport, and Music Mountain Festivals.

 

Francine Kay made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winner of the New York Pro Piano Competition. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Juilliard School studying with Adele Marcus, the Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School, and she received her Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook under Gilbert Kalish.  Her significant mentors include Leon Fleisher, Gyorgy Sebok, and Marek Jablonski.

 

Francine Kay is currently a lecturer on Faculty at Princeton University. Ms. Kay regularly gives master classes in Canada, the United States, and Poland.