Naomi Piggott-Suchan is a professional pianist, accompanist and teacher based in Saskatoon, SK. With over 10 years experience as an accompanist at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Ms. Piggott-Suchan is a generous and experienced recitalist. She teaches the Royal Conservatory of Music syllabus and accepts private piano students ages 5 and up. Whether you’re looking for a pianist for your next recital or a teacher for your child, come discover the universal language of music!
Naomi Piggott-Suchan graduated in April 2009 with honours from McGill University’s Master of Accompanying program where she studied collaborative performance under Professor Michael McMahon.
She has been working for the past eight years as a professional pianist for McGill University’s Voice Department, where she coached graduate and undergraduate vocalists in opera and Lieder repertoire, singing diction, musical style, languages (French, English, German and Italian), and ensemble.
Ms. Suchan was also a frequent recitalist at McGill and throughout the Montreal area. In May 2017, Ms. Suchan relocated to Saskatoon, SK with her husband Paul and their daughter, Evelyn, where she continues her collaborative work at the University of Saskatchewan and teaches privately.
Ms. Suchan has been teaching piano since 2007. She is a specialist in the Royal Conservatory of Music syllabus, and offers preparation for both practical (Piano) and written (Theory, History, Harmony, Counterpoint) examinations.
Professional development studies include AIMS (American Institute of Musical Studies) 2012 summer Mastercourse in Graz, Austria, where she received the Most Outstanding Collaborative Pianist award in the Lieder program. Other professional development programs include COSI (Centre for Opera in Sulmona, Italy), NUOVA (Newly United Operatic Vocalists Association) and Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute.
Every summer, Ms. Suchan facilitates and organizes the Opera Ensemble and the accompanying program at the Summer School for the Solo Voice, an international, seven-day intensive for young singers, pianists and pedagogues. Young singers and aspiring opera professionals are coached by Ms. Suchan in small ensemble selections from the standard opera repertoire. The selections are fully staged and performed in the final showcase.
Ms. Suchan is also a regular performer for the Strata Festival of New Music, a 3-day annual festival featuring the contemporary music of young Saskatchewan and prairie composers.
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