Jane Hayes - Bio

Dr. Jane Hayes



Since her debut with the Toronto Symphony, Dr. Jane Hayes’ concerts have taken her across Canada, the United States and Europe. She can be heard frequently on CBC Radio and has recordings available on the Fanfare, EMI, Centrediscs, ATMA, Artifact, CBC-Musica Viva and CBC SM5000 labels. As a performer and teacher, Jane has been noted for her involvement in making contemporary music accessible to audiences, students and teachers. To that end, Jane has premiered many new works written for her and for her two-piano Yarilo Ensemble. She is a featured artist on five CDs devoted to the music of Canadian composers including Remember Your Power (the music of John Burke), Expressivity (solo piano music of Christopher Ludwig), and Far Other Worlds (the music of Euphrosyne Keefer). Her performing edition and CD of Barbara Pentland’s Early Piano works was published by Avondale Press in 2010. Jane enjoys a busy performing schedule. In addition to being a founding member of Vancouver’s Turning Point ensemble and the Yarilo Ensemble, she is a regular partner of clarinetist Francois Houle, appearing in recitals and workshops throughout Canada. This season, she will concertize in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Russia, Spain, and Mexico with programs celebrating the 100th anniversary of Alexander Scriabin and Latin-inspired music for clarinet and piano. Two CDs are also due for release, both featuring her work with Francois Houle. Jane is currently Director of Keyboard Studies at KPU and was awarded Honorary Life Member status in 2011 for her work in the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association.