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Zain Solinski

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

Collaborative pianist Zain Solinski is an up and coming performer based in

Toronto, cultivating a performance career in contemporary, chamber, and vocal music

with a special interest in Polish Art Song.

Beginning his artistic endeavours in his

hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta, he studied with Linda Davies; regularly taking home

first place rankings at Lethbridge Kiwanis Festival and representing the city at the

provincial level. His artistic development in Lethbridge led him to work with some of the

city’s most prominent musical ensembles, including New West Theatre, the Lethbridge

Symphony Orchestra, the Lethbridge Christian Women’s Choir, the University of

Lethbridge Percussion Ensemble, and the University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop. He

graduated with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge, where he studied

under Dr. Deanna Oye for his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance.

Zain recently finished his Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano under

the tutelage of Dr. John Hess and Professor Marianna Chibotar-Rutkevich at Western

University. While there he received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate

Scholarship for his research project investigating and promoting the performance of

Polish Art Song. A keen contributor to musical life at Western, he has worked with the

school’s Contemporary Music Studio and Opera Workshop, as well as freelancing for

fellow musicians.

Further afield, recent artistic activities include performances at Centric Music

Festival and enrollment at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria. Back home in Alberta

he has worked with some of the province’s most prominent ensembles and festivals,

including Three Sisters’ Opera Company, and Opera NUOVA.

Currently Zain is ever-ready to expand his musical palette in all directions. Whether it be some gnarly contemporary rep, Hunanese Art Song, or anything in between or beyond; he's ready to play

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