Pianist and singer-songwriter Harrison Jarvis experienced his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of sixteen and was subsequently named to CBC Music’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30”. He has soloed with orchestras at Lincoln Center in New York City, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and with the Etobicoke Philharmonic in Toronto. A finalist in CBC’s Piano Hero competition, he has also studied and performed at Curtis Summerfest in Philadelphia, Orford Music Festival in Quebec and Klaviersommer in Cochem, Germany. Passionate about genres of music beyond his classical foundations, Harrison has broadened his artistic horizons by creating with analog synthesizers, digital audio workstations, improvisation, singing and songwriting. Harrison holds his ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is a Conservatory Merit Scholarship recipient at Bard College Conservatory in New York, where he is entering his final year of studies pursuing both a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a BA in Written Arts-Poetry. He is a staff accompanist for the Bard College Conservatory Preparatory School and holds a private studio, teaching both children and adults.
Harrison has studied with Amy Yang of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Arshalouise Nersessian at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Benjamin Hochman and currently Blair McMillen at Bard College Conservatory in New York. He has also had teachings from Joan Tower (composition), Peter Serkin, Peter Wiley, John Perry, Andre LaPlante, Yovhed Kaplinsky, Mikael Eliasen and Roberto Diaz. He studied as a child with Stan Cyprys.