Bryn Blackwood is a solo and collaborative pianist based in Toronto, Ontario, with a keen interest in 20th and 21st century music. As the winner of the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, he gave a Canadian recital tour in the Fall of 2019, bringing contemporary Canadian music to nine cities across the country. He was also featured on the CBC’s 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicans Under 30 List of the same year. He was a finalist and winner of the Paul J. Bourret Memorial Award for Best Performance of the Test Piece at the 2018 Shean Piano Competition. A recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC award for his studies of the Russian-American piano composer Leo Ornstein, he is continuing this research while pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, studying with Marietta Orlov. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Western University and McGill University respectively. A dedicated teacher, Bryn teaches piano at the Lane School of Music in Toronto, and also maintains a studio of private piano students.