Short bio and CV available on request
Spencer Kryzanowski is in demand as a collaborative pianist, répétiteur, and teacher in Edmonton and around Alberta. He is currently a mentor with Opera InReach (learn more here), the resident répétiteur for Pop Goes the Opera, a répétiteur for Mercury Opera, a studio pianist at the University of Alberta, and a private piano and theory teacher.
Recent opera activities include Puccini’s La bohème (principal répétiteur, Mercury Opera, 2020 & 2019); Pop Goes the Opera’s Five-Year Gala Concert (répétiteur, 2020); Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (principal répétiteur, Pop Goes the Opera, 2019); Puccini’s Suor Angelica (music director and répétiteur, Pop Goes the Opera, 2019); David Rush’s Rebecca and the Bad Wizard: A Children’s Opera (music director and répétiteur, Il Duo Productions, 2019); and McCune & Cavanaugh’s The Y2K Black Death Oratorio (principal répétiteur, Pop Goes the Opera, 2018). Spencer was a participant at Opera NUOVA in 2017 and assisted as répétiteur for Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
Spencer maintains a busy schedule collaborating with undergraduate and graduate woodwind and voice students at the University of Alberta. Additionally, Spencer has collaborated with numerous choirs in and around Edmonton, including the University of Alberta Concert Choir (Edmonton), Accord Ensemble (Edmonton), Parkland Celebration Choir (Spruce Grove), and the Landing Trail School Choirs (Gibbons).
Spencer also operates a thriving piano and theory studio from his home in Edmonton. His diverse studio includes children, teens, and adults who study at beginner and advanced levels. Spencer caters his teaching methods to his student’s needs and passions, whether it be preparing for RCM exams, learning pop and non-classical music, or learning the fundamentals of music reading and theory. 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 (click here to view the publication and video).
Away from the piano, Spencer can be found practicing yoga, exploring Edmonton and area by bike, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with Jacob, his partner, and Jerry, their cat.