Edmund Dawe is Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Praised for his technical command of the piano and artistic interpretations, Edmund Dawe has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, France, Hong Kong, and Korea. His recordings and performances are frequently heard in regional and national CBC broadcasts. His most recent solo CD, Sonatas was nominated for an East Coast Music Award (Best Classical).
Edmund Dawe was born in Newfoundland, Canada. He completed his studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Neil van Allen, Maureen Volk), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England (James Gibb), and the University of Western Ontario (Ronald Turini). After earning a doctorate at the University of British Columbia, Edmund continued his training with Cécile Ousset in France.
Edmund's work as an artist and a teacher has been widely recognized, and he has received numerous awards throughout his career, including grants from the Canada Council, The Canadian Consulate General, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Brunswick Arts Branch, and the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records. In 1996 and 2001, he was the recipient of a Paul Paré Award for excellence in teaching and performance at Mount Allison University. An engaging speaker, Edmund is in much demand as a presenter at provincial, national, and international conferences, including the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Fourth Australian National Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association. A frequent adjudicator at music festivals in Canada, Edmund has also served as a judge for the Juno Awards, and is a featured author in Clavier magazine.
Edmund's concert activities and research on national schools of piano performance and pedagogy will take him to various Canadian cities, the United States, Europe, and Asia.