Instrumentalist - Piano
Described as an “inspirational musician” (Le Progrès, France) and as possessing “great depth of musical interpretation” (The Daily Herald), Canadian pianist Ronée Boyce is quickly establishing herself as an artist of intense musical sensibility. A recipient of numerous local and national prizes, she was chosen as a winner of the New York International Piano Competition in 2006, subsequently appearing as a recitalist in Canada, the U.S.A., London, France, Spain, and the Caribbean. A strong advocate of the Slavic repertoire, Boyce has maintained a keen interest in championing Russian works, often introducing lesser-known compositions to her listening audiences in concert. While in Europe upon hearing her interpretations of solo repertoire by Sergei Prokofiev, the great Russian pianist Lazar Berman declared: “Somewhere, very deep inside of you, you are Russian.”
Ronée Boyce has also established herself as a reputable chamber music performer, having collaborated with cellists Ashley Sandor Sidon, Liza McLellan (Quartetto Gelato) Gwendeline Lumaret (Quattuors Solystel and Prima Vista) and with cello prodigy Sujari Britt for an Ontario mini-tour.
In recent seasons, Ms. Boyce’s performance career has brought her to prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, The Burlington Arts Centre, The Cafesjian Center, MacCarthy Arts Center in Vermont, L’hôtel de Coulanges, Maison de L’Europe de Paris, St. Croix des Arméniens Paris and Théâtre de Bourg, in France. She has been interviewed by CBC Radio Canada and has also been featured in Panache Magazine, Orer Magazine, North of Ordinary Arts Magazine, GEM Magazine, on the news and talk shows. Ronée’s concert productions also have been broadcasted in Toronto by Classical 96.3FM Radio.
The pianist’s concert series and festival appearances have included the Block Island Music Festival, ScotiaFest in Halifax N.S., L’Heure Musicale aux Marais in France, Braine Music Festival in Bruxelles, Belgium, and the International Music Festival in Orlando, Florida. Highlights of the 2017-2018 concert season include performances at the Burlington Arts Centre, Paris France, the Czech Republic, USA, a St. Maarten Tour and a South American début. 2016-2017 concert season highlights included solo and chamber music concert appearances in the Republic of Armenia, France, the French Caribbean, Pennsylvania and a U.S. East Coast Tour. 2015-2016 concert season highlights included solo piano recitals and chamber music performances in Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Yukon Territories, New York City, Block Island, Vermont, St. Maarten, Oregon, France, and Eastern Europe.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Ronée maintains a versatile career as a piano soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. She serves as artistic director of Canada’s Neapolitan Connection Concert Series and is co-founder with French cellist Gwendeline Lumaret of Duo Primo piano & cello ensemble. Ronée is fluent in English, French and Spanish, speaks basic Italian, Romanian and Czech, and is currently learning Russian.