Janet Scott Hoyt

Janet Scott Hoyt

 

Janet Scott Hoyt

Edmonton, Canada

Janet Scott Hoyt is a performer and pedagogue with a wealth of experience on the concert stage and in the teaching studio. Active as a chamber musician, soloist and recording artist, performances have taken her across Canada, United States and to Europe.

Born and raised in Alberta, she graduated from the University of Alberta, furthering her studies in Europe and at The Banff Centre. She maintained a long association with The Banff Centre, participating as a collaborative pianist during the summer programs from 1973 till 2007. During her career, she has performed with many internationally renowned artists, including Sidney Harth, Zara Nelsova, Barry Tuckwell, Jeanne Baxtresser, Shauna Rolston and Raphael Wallfisch. Among her many performances are premières of works by composers Violet Archer, Srul Irving Glick, Malcolm Forsyth and Oskar Morawetz.

An active recording artist, her recordings include a CD with her husband David Hoyt and violinist Erika Raum featuring horn trios by Johannes Brahms and Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum. Other recordings have included “The Passionate Englishman” with cellist Tanya Prochazka,  “Inspiration” with Lidia Khaner, principal oboist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and  “From the Library of Joseph Szigeti” with violinist Guillaume Tardif. Her most recent project is a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Martin Riseley.

In 1998, Janet Scott Hoyt joined the faculty of the University of Alberta, where she supervises a graduate program in piano pedagogy. Her interest and expertise in educating young musicians results in frequent invitations from across the country for workshops, masterclasses and competition juries.  


 

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