Introducing... Ronée Boyce
Ronée Boyce will perform her piano recital here in Jamaica on September 11, 2016 at the Northern Caribbean University and we are delighted to have this award winning pianist on our island. Her fluid technique and outstanding performances make her a musical force to reckon with! It's our pleasure to introduce to you this pianist of great magnitude.
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 national and international prizes, she was chosen as a winner of the 2006 International Piano Competition in New York and has subsequently appeared as a recitalist across Canada, the USA, Western Europe, and the Caribbean. A strong advocate of the Slavic repertoire, Boyce has maintained a keen interest in performing Russian works and lesser - known music repertoire, often introducing such works to her listening audiences in concert. Upon hearing her performance of solo piano works 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 such artists as Ashley Sandor Sidon, Liza McLellan (Quartetto Gelato) Gwendeline Lumaret (Quattuor Prima Vista) and with cello prodigy Sujari Britt. In recent seasons, Boyce has been heard at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, The Burlington Arts Centre, MacCarthy Arts Center in Vermont, Yukon Arts Centre, Hôtel de Coulanges, Maison de L'Europe, Théâtre de Bourg, at L'Oasis Musicale in Montréal and as part of the L'heure Musicale series in France. Ms. Boyce has been interviewed by CBC Radio Canada and has had her concert productions broadcasted in Toronto by Classical 96.3FM. The pianist's festival appearances include the Block Island Music Festival, Music In The Summer International Festival, Scotia Chamber Music Festival in Halifax N.S., Braine Music Festival in Bruxelles, Belgium, and the International Music Festival in Orlando, Florida.
Highlights of the 2016-2017 concert season include solo concert appearances in Armenia, Czech Republic, France, and Russia and the Caribbean. Ronée will make solo and North American solo and chamber music appearances in New York, Ontario, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.
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 the duo ensemble, Duo Primo. Ronée is fluent in English, French and Spanish, speaks basic Italian, Romanian and Czech, and is currently learning Russian.