James Anagnoson

Director

James Anagnoson, Dean of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, is one of Canada's best-known pianists and pedagogues. He has been on the piano faculty of The GGS since its formation in 1997 and has also taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. 

 

Mr. Anagnoson’s students have won prizes in International Competitions such as the Gina Bachauer, the Maria Canals, the International Franz Liszt, and the Dublin International Competitions, and repeatedly are prizewinners in Canada’s National Competitions such as the Canadian Music Competition and the Toronto Symphony Competition. 

 

In 1976, James Anagnoson began performing with Canadian pianist Leslie Kinton, and since that time the duo Anagnoson & Kinton have gone on to give "outstanding concerts...with formidable precision and panache" - to quote the New York Times - across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia, receiving unanimous acclaim from both audiences and critics.

 

Mr. Anagnoson received his Master's degree from The Juilliard School, and his Bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music, which he attended on scholarship.  His most influential mentor was the American pianist Eugene List, and he was also strongly influenced by his post graduate work with Claude Frank and Karl Ulrich Schnabel.

 

In May of 2019 Anagnoson & Kinton were awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Conservatory of Music.

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