Soloist: Erion, Piano

Erion Tulina’s piano playing has been described as insightful, compelling and original. His performances are deeply personal and expressive. He has outstanding technical proficiency and a “remarkably soulful touch”.

Erion emigrated to Toronto in 2001 when he was 16 from his homeland of Albania. At the age of six, he began studying piano under Zana Finge and won awards in National Competitions.

In 2014, Erion was selected by the Hart House Orchestra and conductor Henry Janzen to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5: “The Emperor” in their 2015 Spring Concert, at University of Toronto’s Great Hall.

Erion studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada and acknowledges that his major formative influence is Glenn Gould. In North America, Erion has studied under Valery Tryon and Anton Kuerti.

Erion’s versatility is demonstrated in his broad repertoire which includes works from William Byrd to Stockhausen. The core of his repertoire has a Germanic emphasis featuring works by Bach and Beethoven.

Recent performances include: Celebrity Concert Series at McMaster University, the Arts and Letters Club, the Mazzoleni Hall at the Royal Conservatory and Grace Church on the Hill, located in Toronto’s Forest Hill.