Described by the Winnipeg Free Press as a “consummate musician” who plays with “near-impossible fluidity” and “total physical involvement and passion,” Canadian pianist Scott Meek is a highly active and sought-after collaborative pianist, chamber musician, and teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia. His extensive repertoire of collaborative works includes over 80 complete concertos and over 70 complete sonatas.
Dr. Meek’s solo career highlights include three national first prizes (in the Shean Competition, the Knigge Competition, and the FCMF National Music Festival), and top prizes in the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, the Corpus Christi International Competition, and the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. He has performed as soloist with the Edmonton, Toronto, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, as well as with several orchestras in the USA.
In Greater Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, over fifteen different recital series have invited Dr. Meek to perform as a chamber musician. Meek frequently plays in recitals as The Meeks Duo with his wife, pianist Clare Yuan, and with violin virtuoso Oleg Pokhanovski. With Pokhanovski, he has performed over five hours worth of music, consisting almost entirely of Pokhanovski’s original transcriptions for violin and piano.
Scott Meek’s childhood teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba was Carole Pollard, a very active collaborative pianist and a strong influence on Meek’s current musical lifestyle. Dr. Meek attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, to earn his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies) degrees, studying under Alvin Chow. At the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees, studying under the world-renowned pianist and founding member of the Beaux-Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler.