Adrean Farrugia is coming back to Music Camp!! We couldn’t be more thrilled as he is not only an award winning pianist and composer, but one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano.
Adrean Farrugia began playing piano at the age of 12. By age 16 he decided that he would dedicate his life to music. Since the late 1990’s, he has been in high demand keeping a busy tour schedule and sharing the music he loves globally with audiences across Canada, the United States, London UK, Paris, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Australia, Poland, and The Netherlands. He has performed and recorded with some of jazz’s greatest and most diverse artists including: Larry Carlton, Curtis Fuller, Tom Scott, Bob Brookmeyer, Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander, Chris Potter, Joel Frahm, Matt Penman, Brad Goode, Kenny Wheeler, Darcy James Argue, Don Thompson, Lorne Lofsky, Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson, and Pat Labarbera.
As one of Canada’s finest pianists and composers, Adrean serves on the faculties of Mohawk College and York University and has conducted masterclasses and workshops for students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Sydney Conservatorium, the Polish Jazz Society Summer Workshop, and the University of Toronto. He has played on more than 40 albums to date garnering 4 Juno award nominations, 1 Juno award, and 1 Grammy shortlist recognition. Adrean believes that music has the power to heal and inspire both the performer and the listener as well as revealing a higher sense of being which exists in all people, and it is this belief that drives his continued journey and commitment to musical growth. Adrean Farrugia is endorsed by Shigeru Kawai Pianos.