Eve Egoyan is an artist whose medium is the piano. Her intuitive musicality, insightful attention to detail, and pianistic virtuosity have made her one of the world’s most sought-after interpreters of contemporary music. Eve’s musical interests span extremely contrasting sensibilities: from Alvin Curran’s five-hour long Inner Cities to Erik Satie’s miniatures; from minimalist works by Ann Southam to maximalist new complexity works by Michael Finnissy; from the barely audible to roaring overtone-filled resonances; from the rigorous interpretation of a score to free improvisation. Eve’s exploratory nature and restless curiosity have led to numerous collaborations with other artists from a variety of disciplines including technologies in relation to the piano. She has most recently been commissioning works for music and image.
Eve has released twelve critically acclaimed solo discs, eleven of works by living composers and one disc of works by Erik Satie. Her discs have received accolades including “Best Classical”, The Globe and Mail (1999) for her first solo CD, and one of “Ten Top” classical discs, The New Yorker magazine (2009), and “Top Classical Disc of the Year”, The Globe and Mail (2011). Eve’s disc of works by Linda Catlin Smith was featured on columnist Alex Ross’ “Nightafternight playlist”. Most recently, Eve released De Puro Amor / En Amor Duro, Maria de Alvear’s epic diptych.
Eve was a member of the ground-breaking multidisciplinary performance collective, URGE, in the creation of their second full-length piece, She promised she’d bake a pie… . Founded by Fides Krucker, the interdisciplinary female collective’s creative process was examined in a one-hour television documentary on the CBC’s Adrienne Clarkson Presents. URGE’s groundbreaking process has been written about in Opus Magazine, Musicworks, for Playwrights Canada Press and other scholarly papers.
Recent touring includes solo recitals at the following festivals: Transart, Italy; Klangspuren, Austria; the Huddersfield Festival, U.K.; and the Modulus Festival, Vancouver, Canada.
Eve’s most recent project, SOLO FOR DUET, is a deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image, and unspoken narrative challenging traditional conceptions of piano and pianist which is touring internationally.
Presently, Eve is creating a series of works for herself which delve into the space between “what a piano can do” and “what I wish a piano could do” combining acoustic piano with new technologies.
Eve was selected as one of the 25 greatest Canadian classical pianists of all time by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.