Classical pianist Sylvia Shadick-Taylor approaches music as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Her emotionally-charged performances have been enjoyed throughout Canada and the USA, as well as in Europe and Asia.
Sylvia’s main musical passion is the exploration and promotion of works by Canadian composers. This passion was recognized in 2009 by the Canadian Music Centre who honoured her with the title Ambassador of Canadian Music. Sylvia’s fifth CD, Expressions, was nominated for the Edmonton Music Prize in 2015 and is a sampling of works by composers associated with New Music Edmonton. Her subsequent CD, Piano NorthWest featuring music of the Winnipeg composer William Pura, was released on the prestigious CentreDiscs Label in 2015. Through recordings and concerts, Sylvia hopes to bring wider attention to the rich creative skills of Canadian composers.
Sylvia is also active as a private teacher and promotes contemporary music in her studio and through her involvement in the Edmonton Contemporary Showcase Festival.