Coral Solomon - Piano

"Young Canadian pianist Coral Solomon demonstrated a remarkable maturity of interpretation, musicality and sensibility which proved a great talent and an intelligent and original approach”- (Libertatea, Bucharest Romania)

Israeli born pianist, Coral Solomon has been praised for her “distinct sensibility” and “original view” (Radio Romania Musical) and has performed numerous solo recitals throughout Canada, USA, Italy, France, Spain, Romania, and Israel. She has appeared as soloist with over a dozen orchestras across Canada, Italy, and Romania- where she performed with the philharmonic orchestras of Sibiu, Timisoara, Brasov, Bacau, Arad, Tergu Mures, Ploiesti, Ramnicu Valcea, among others; as well as recitals throughout Bacharest, Oradea, Craiova, Sibiu, Bacau, Busteni... In the Summer of 2014 she returned to collaborate with the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra for the 3rd time, as she debuted a piano concerto transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme by Corelli, dedicated to her by conductor emeritus of New Jersey Plainfield Symphony, Sabin Pautza. Coral has been awarded several prizes at competitions and has been frequently interviewed by several North American and European television channels. She has participated in intensive international summer festivals such as the Pianofest in the Hamptons (Long Island, NY), the Morningside Music Bridge Institute (Calgary), and the Toronto Summer Music Institute.

Coral moved with her family to Toronto in 2004 and has been a student at the Young Artist Performance Academy of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master’s degree at Boston University, under the tutelage of Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Pavel Nersessian respectively. During her studies in the United States, she was a recipient of the generous Canada Council for the Arts’ Musician Grant. Coral is currently pursuing her Doctoral of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Toronto with Enrico Elisi, on full scholarship. She was the only pianist to be accepted into the doctorate solo performance program that year.

As an active member in her community, Coral has been invited to adjudicate several music festivals and enjoys collaborating frequently with instrumentalists and singers in concerts. Coral is also active in a Toronto based piano duo Dr. Michael Berkovsky. She holds a teaching assistantship position at the University and maintains a private piano studio at her home in North York.