Pianist Peter Tiefenbach performs frequently with fellow pianist Robert Kortgaard and he has accompanied a host of well-known singers in recital. Tiefenbach has also collaborated for many years with soprano and comedienne, Mary Lou Fallis. If you are a fan of classical music in Canada, Tiefenbach has probably touched your life in some way.
The Canadian Brass, the Mendelssohn Choir, the Elora Festival Singers and many others have commissioned concert pieces from Tiefenbach. His Three Poems, written for the duo Laughton and Humphreys, received a Juno nomination for best classical composition. Tiefenbach is a longtime faculty member at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto where he coaches young singers and serves as Music Director for the school operas. He has also worked as assistant conductor for several Opera Atelier productions in Toronto and he oftens works with the Calgary Opera.
When Tiefenbach wasn't making music, he delighted radio audiences as host of The Arts Tonight on CBC Radio in the 1990s. For this edition of This Is My Music, we coaxed Tiefenbach back to the microphone to share some of his favourite music.
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Peter Tiefenbach shares his favourite music on This Is My Music