Spencer Kryzanowski is a collaborative pianist, répétiteur, and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario. He is currently pursuing an Artistic Diploma (Operatic Repetiteur) at the University of Toronto. Additionally, he is a mentor with Opera InReach, the resident répétiteur for Pop Goes the Opera, and a piano and theory teacher.
Recent opera activities include Copland's The Tender Land (répétiteur, University of Toronto Opera); Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (répétiteur and continuo, University of Toronto Opera); Puccini’s La bohème (répétiteur, Mercury Opera, 2019 & 2020); Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (répétiteur, Pop Goes the Opera, 2019); Puccini’s Suor Angelica (music director and répétiteur, Pop Goes the Opera, 2019); and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (répétiteur, Opera NUOVA, 2017).
Spencer also operates a thriving piano and theory studio. He regularly works with students to incorporate the three pillars of mind, body, and breath into their practice and performances.
Spencer completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Distinction) at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, where his primary mentors were Dr. Milton Schlosser and Inna Luzanac. His video performance of Rodney Sharman’s The Garden, for speaking-pianist, and paper entitled “Queering the Kiss: Rodney Sharman’s The Garden” are published in the Spring 2015 edition of Metamorphosis: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.
Away from the piano, Spencer can be found practicing Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga, exploring his surroundings by bike, and hiking in the Rockies.