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Friends of Steinway - FALL JAZZ SERIES feat. John Dapaah

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November 30- John Dapaah, piano

Suggested donation- $20

Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa is pleased to provide our city with a wonderful monthly concert series, performed by Ottawa artists. Our fall series will focus on local jazz talent and will feature some of Ottawa's well-loved musicians: Steve Boudreau (September 21), Chris Maskell and Mark Ferguson (October 26), and John Dapaah (November 30).

Admission is pay what you can, however we do suggest s donation of $20 at the door.

One of the many ways that Steinway supports its community is by raising money in support of the Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa. The purpose is to provide piano lessons for children in foster care who otherwise wouldn't get to experience the magic of creating music. The money raised at these concerts is used to provide lessons for these children.

John Kofi Dapaah is a pianist crossing the boundaries of the classical and jazz world. John has performed in recitals and concerts in Japan, Austria, and throughout Canada. He has played in recital series such as the Ottawa International Chamberfest, Cathedral Arts Series, Jugend am Klavier and L’Oasis Musicale to name a few. John made his orchestral debut with the Gatineau Conservatory Orchestra in a concert playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23. Most recently, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Georgian Bay Symphony. John has also performed for dignitaries such as the former Governor Generals of Canada; Michaëlle Jean and the David Johnston, and numerous Ambassadors to Canada. John’s composed work for string quartet was performed with choreography at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The 2018/2019 season will feature a series of chamber music concerts with established and emerging musicians from the Ottawa Region in his concert series – Studio Sessions. John will also give a number of solo recitals in Ottawa, Montreal and the GTA.

Music has taken John on a voyage through many parts of the world. It has brought him to reflect on a range of styles including classical, jazz and gospel piano. John began his classical piano studies with Tabuchi Masako in Muroran, Japan; where his father was completing his graduate studies. Upon his family’s relocation to Canada, John continued his studies independently. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor’s in music at Carleton University. At Carleton, he studied with classical pianists Verna Jacobson and Nicole Presentey as well as jazz pianists Steve Boudreau and Mark Ferguson. Dapaah pursued the final year of his undergraduate music studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz in Graz, Austria. While in Graz, he studied with Dr. Eike Straub. In the summer of 2012 John graduated with high honours from Carleton. He then obtained his Master’s at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. At Schulich, he studied with Marina Mdivani, who was a pupil of Emil Gilels. John has played in master classes for Minsoo Sohnn, Kyoko Hashimoto, and Corlenia Herrmann among others.

John runs an active studio in Ottawa and concertizes throughout Canada. His debut solo album “Reflections”, was released in February 2018 with works by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Bach/Petri.

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