Darryl Shane Friesen

Darryl Friesen completed his DMA at the University of Illinois, studying with Dr. William Heiles and Prof. Dennis Helmrich. After studying with Lee Kum-Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music, he received BM and MM degrees in piano performance from the University of Manitoba as a student of Dr. David Moroz. Dr. Friesen has given acclaimed performances as a soloist and collaborative artist across Canada, the United States, Europe, and China, and has been featured many times in concert on CBC Radio. 

He has been the recipient of many awards, including substantial grants by the Canada Council of the Arts in both 2005 and 2006 and the coveted Sylva Gelber Foundation Award, given annually by the Canada Council to the most talented Canadian classical artist under the age of 30. Dr. Friesen is in demand as a soloist, collaborative artist, clinician, and teacher. He holds the position of Sessional Instructor at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music, and also teaches a large private studio.