Katya Pine Biography
An affiliate composer of the Canadian Music Center, Katya composes music for concert, production studios, independent film, documentary, television, opera and live musical theatre.
A recent arrival to the music scene in Vancouver, her works are being performed by commissions from local artists, the Erato Ensemble and more. She is currently composing a full-length opera entitled “More Than a Queen” with Vancouver librettist felicia klingenberg.
Katya’s diverse musical writing styles are aptly demonstrated in her song cycles: “A Salutation to Life” for soprano, piano, sitar and tambura performed on CBC radio’s “Music Toronto” (with Esther Ewing, soprano) and “The Garden Going on Without Us” containing many jazz underpinnings, as featured on her CD “Taking Flight” (Spotify and iTunes).
Katya’s pedagogical piano pieces are regularly published in the Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM), Canadian Composers Series. Several of her vocal compositions appear in the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Vocal Syllabus. A collection of her pedagogical piano pieces are available in her publication, “Images” available online. Two solos from this collection are included in the new RCM piano syllabus.
Katya Pine received her composition degree from the University of Toronto, with post graduate studies in London, England, as a recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s prestigious “Floyd Chalmers Award”.
In addition to composing, Katya offers training in all forms of Composition to people of all ages from her Metro Vancouver and Lower Fraser Valley, B.C.-based studio. Many of her students have and continue to win Provincial and National awards.