Edmund Dawe

“... the composition, brilliantly played, was the highlight of the hour-long performance.”

The Daily Gleaner


Edmund maintains an active career as a performer, teacher, adjudicator, podcaster and presenter. As a soloist and collaborative musician, he has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His concerts and CDs have been featured in regional and national CBC broadcasts, New York City's WQXR, and Chicago's WFMT.

With a career spanning over three decades, Edmund is respected nationally as an artist teacher, and has presented workshops and lectures at local, provincial, national and international pedagogy conferences. His workshop and lecture presentations include:

"Defining Excellence: Common Characteristics of Great Teachers Past and Present."
"Contemplating the Art of Teaching: Shaping and Preserving the Individual."
"International Perspectives on the Pianist's Art: Examining National Schools of Pedagogy and Performance."
"Chopin: Pianist and Teacher."
"The Comfortable Pianist: The Importance of Gesture Analysis in the Introduction and Preparation of Repertoire."
"Beginner's Methods: Criteria for Evaluation."
"Motivation and Learning: Inseparable."
"The Art of Practicing."
"When Stress Becomes Distress: Managing Performance Anxiety."
"Studio Management: The Business of Teaching."
"Preparing for a Music Examination: No Stone Unturned."

Edmund is a frequent adjudicator at music festivals and other competitions in Canada and enjoys the opportunity to hear and encourage musicians of all ages and levels.

  • Canadian National Music Festival Competition
  • Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association National Piano Competition
  • Juno Awards (Best Classical: Solo or Chamber Music)
  • Ontario Provincial Music Festival
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Music Festival
  • Manitoba Registered Music Teachers' Association Piano Scholarship Series
Local Competitions
  • Whitehorse Rotary Music Festival
  • Toronto Music Festival
  • Ottawa Music Festival
  • Windsor Music Festival
  • Sudbury Canada Music Week Competition
  • Elliott Lake Music Festival
New Brunswick
  • Fredericton Music Festival
  • Miramichi Music Festival
Nova Scotia
  • Halifax Music Festival
  • Truro Music Festival
  • New Glasgow Music Festival
Prince Edward Island
  • Queen's County Music Festival
  • Prince County Music Festival
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • St. John's Music Festival
  • Corner Brook Music Festival
  • Grand Falls Music Festival