Michael Oike – Piano

Specializes In:

Piano

Biography

Michael Oike enjoys a diverse musical life in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He maintain a piano teaching studios at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts; is heard in performances of chamber music and as vocal or instrumental accompanist; conducts piano and pedagogy workshops and master classes, and adjudicates at music festivals in Manitoba and across Canada. Michael began his piano studies with Alice Nakauchi and Syndey McInnis in Winnipeg and later with Boris Lysenko at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto where he was awarded the Forsythe Scholarship as the outstanding graduating pianist. Michael has studied the piano solo and chamber repertoire with the noted pedagogue Jeaneane Dowis at her private studio and as a fellowship student at the Waterloo Festival at Princeton University. Michael has also studied the piano/vocal repertoire with Martin Isepp at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, England and the Banff Centre of Fine Arts, and with Rudolf Jansen at the Mountain view Festival in Alberta. Michael is dedicated to the festival movement and its continuing support for music students – he has served as President of the Winnipeg Music Festival and Piano Syllabus Chair of the AMAF Provincial Syllabus Committee.

Education/Training

Graduate pianist at University of Toronto.

Career Highlights

Michael has been heard in performances of chamber music and as vocal or instrumental accompanist; conducts piano and pedagogy workshops and master classes, and adjudicates at music festivals in Manitoba and across Canada. Has studied at University of Toronto where he was awarded the Forsythe Scholarship as the outstanding graduating pianist. He has served as President of the Winnipeg Music Festival and Piano Syllabus Chair of the AMAF Provincial Syllabus Committee.”

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