Music Festival Info
Erika Crino
Senior Piano
Italian pianist Erika Crinò is very active as a chamber musician and a soloist in Europe as well as North America, equally at home in the classical and the contemporary repertoire which she supports with several premiers to her name. She has been featured on CBC Radio both as a soloist and a chamber musician.
Erika’s international performances include solo appearances at the George Enescu Hall in Bucharest (Romania), Lviv State Academy (Ukraine), Art Centre Guarnerius in Belgrade (Serbia), FUGA Budapest (Hungary), Rektor’s Palace in Zadar (Croatia), Sala Tripcovich in Trieste (Italy), Istituto Mario Negri in Milano (Italy), Auditorium San Giacomo in Forli’ (Italy) , Sala Corelli in Ravenna (Italy), Palazzo Sacchetti and Teatro Marcello in Rome (Italy). Notably, her performance in Zagreb in 2014 was attended by the Croatian President Ivo Josipović.
Erika also appeared as guest soloist in several performances of Canadian composer Michael Pepa’s Yakami Variations, written for her, with the Lviv Virtuosi (Ukraine) conducted by Irina Vakulina, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra of Bulgaria conducted by Raitcho Hristov, the Cantus Ensemble of Zagreb (Croatia) conducted by Ivan Josip Skender, the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldavia conducted by Vladimir Andries, and the Canadian Sinfonietta conducted by Tak Ng Lai.
Erika is an avid chamber musician, and had the honour of collaborating with artists such as the Penderecki Quartet, Rivka Golani, Salvador Ferreras, Cris Inguanti, Joyce Lai, Nazar Dzhurin, Vania Chan, among others.
Erika is currently Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough, as well as member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory. She is also very much in demand as an adjudicator for several Festivals, such as the Kiwanis, Contemporary Showcase Festival Toronto, UTSC Chamber Music Festival, Yip’s Music Festival, Rotary Festival.
After obtaining the Diploma in Piano at the conservatory in her hometown of Trieste (Italy), and the Diploma in Chamber Music with the Trio di Trieste, Erika studied with M. Bruno Canino in Milano. Shortly after, she moved to Canada where she completed her Bachelor in Piano Performance at the University of Victoria with Prof. Bruce Vogt, and her Master and Doctorate in Piano Performance with Dr. Robert Silverman at the University of British Columbia.