Canadian pianist Renee Kruisselbrink has amazed audiences across Canada and the U.S. with her solo and collaborative performances. Renee is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Solo Piano Performance at Western University, studying with Professor Stéphan Sylvestre. Renee’s monograph, “Rachmaninoff’s Piano Works and Diasporic Identity 1890-1945”, examines the piano works of Sergei Rachmaninoff and how his post-1917 revised works and their discourse intersect with tropes of “Russian diaspora,” under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Nolan.
Renee holds a Masters Degree in piano performance from the University of Toronto and is a Gold Medal graduate, also in piano performance, from Wilfrid Laurier University. A winner of many performance and academic awards, Renee is active both as a solo and collaborative pianist and adjudicator, and maintains a private piano and theory studio in Kitchener-Waterloo.