Connor O'Kane

DMA Student
Performance - Solo Piano
Office: TC 332

Connor O’Kane is working towards a DMA in piano performance studying with Stéphan Sylvestre.

Connor made his Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony debut in 2014, performing the Grieg Piano Concerto under the baton of Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser. Since then, he has given performances in Lyon (Amphithéâtre Malraux), Vermont (First Congregational Church of Burlington), and at Ottawa’s Chamberfest, where he won the 2018 Rising Stars Scholarship. An avid collaborative musician, Connor premiered seven new chamber works at the KW Chamber Music Society in 2016, and recently worked with Maestro Alain Trudel as répétiteur and harpsichordist for uOttawa Opera Company’s Le nozze di Figaro.

Connor completed a Master of Music degree at the University of Ottawa, where he studied with David Jalbert. In Ottawa, Connor was a recipient of the Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) for his research on the performance practice of piano transcriptions. He has also studied with Heather Taves at Wilfrid Laurier University and with Manuel Schweizer at the Conservatoire de Lyon.