Darren Creech, pianist
An innovative artist, queer classical pianist Darren Creech “shows his belief in a new potential for the classical concert stage” (CBC Music). “Carving a niche as the only queer classical pianist to fiercely highlight his identity on stage” (National Sawdust Log), Darren was the Keynote Performer at McGill University’s Music Graduate Symposium and was awarded the Best Artist Prize at Toronto’s Nuit Rose.
Darren’s unique approach to the classical stage subverts expectations, and his solo performances are “tour-de-forces, propelled by a powerful narrative” (Ludwig van Toronto). He was a guest artist at the Toronto Creative Music Lab, a jury member for the JUNO Awards, and attended the Banff Centre for the Arts for a multidisciplinary residency.
This season, Darren has performances with Luminato, Pride Toronto, Soundstreams, 21C Festival, Continuum, Tapestry Opera, and FAWN Chamber Creative. Darren holds a Master of Music from Université de Montréal and lives in Toronto.