Kevin Lau :: Composer :: Pianist

Performance Archive



Past Performances (2009-15)


  • January 21, 2009, 8:00 pm - The Alchemist's Riddle. Tim Francom, vibraphone. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • January 24, 2009, 7:30 pm - Joy. Conrad Chow, violin; Sneak Peek Strings, conducted by Victor Cheng. Church of the Redeemer, Toronto.


  • January 24, 2009, 8:00 pm - Winter's Flower. Georgian Bay Symphony and Rant Maggie Rant, conducted by John Barnum. OSCVI Auditorium, Owen Sound.


  • January 31, 2009, 8:00 pm - Fountain of Dreams. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alain Trudel. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • February 14, 2009, 8:00 pm - Sea of Blossoms. Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Lau. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.


  • February 15, 2009, 8:00 pm - Rebirth. Julia Stroud, bass clarinet; Katherine Dowling, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • April 17, 2009, 5:15 pm - Rebirth. Julia Stroud, bass clarinet; John Kruspe, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • April 28, 2009, 7:30 pm - Piano Trio. Alexa Wilks, violin; Bryan Holt, cello; Grace Kim, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Felix Galimir Award Concert.


  • May 23, 2009, 7:00 pm - The Water of life. Conrad Chow, violin; Sneak Peek Orchestra, conducted by Victor Cheng. George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto. See Music for change for more details.


  • June 30, 2009, 9:00 pm - Violin Sonata No. 2. Sharon Lee, violin; Kevin Lau, piano. Academy of Spherical Arts, Toronto.


  • September 24, 2009, 8:00 pm - "Artemis." Toronto Philharmonia, conducted by Kerry Straton. George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto.


  • October 25, 2009, 3:30 pm - Gooby Suite. Huronia Symphony, conducted by Ashiq Aziz. Fisher Auditorium, Barrie.


  • January 30, 2010 - "Homecoming." MacMillan Singers, conducted by Elaine Choi. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • February 13, 2010, 8:00 pm - "Voyage to the East." Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barnum. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.


  • February 18-19, 2010, 8:00 pm - "Elemental." Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra (directed by Mayumi Seiler), with Onnanoko Drumming Ensemble. Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto.


  • February 27, 2010, 8:00 pm - "Ascension." Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ronald Royer. Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, Scarborough.


  • April 10, 2010, 12:00 pm - "Great North Overture." Metropolitan Silver Band, conducted by Fran Harvey. Jane Mallet Theatre; St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.


  • October 2, 2010, 8:00 pm - "Joy." Sneak Peek Strings, conducted by Victor Cheng, featuring Conrad Chow (violin). Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Toronto.


  • November 6, 2010, 8:00 pm - "Artemis." Sneak Peek Orchestra, conducted by Victor Cheng. Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto.


  • November 25, 2010, 8:00 pm - DMA Recital of Chamber Music (Starsail, String Quartet No. 2, Rebirth, Edge of the Sky, Joy.) Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.


  • December 3, 2010, 7:30 pm - "Tongues of Fire" (Christos Hatzis, arr. Kevin Lau.) University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gillian McKay, featuring Beverley Johnston (percussion). MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.


  • January 28, 2011, 8 pm - Edge of the Sky. Trio sTREga: Katarzyna Marczak, clarinet; Ewa Sas, violin; Erika Crino, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • March 26, 2011, 8 pm - River. Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barnum. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.


  • April 3, 2011, 7:30 pm - Starsail (Karen Kieser Award Concert.) Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • April 16, 2011, 4:30 pm - "Impressions." Metropolitan Silver Brass Band, conducted by Fran Harvey. Jane Mallet Theatre; St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.


  • May 5-7, 2011 (various) - Carpet of Dreams. Mississauga Chamber Ensemble & Shiraz, conducted by John Barnum. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.


  • June 28, 2011, 7:30 pm - Prelude to Dawn. L'orchestre de la Francophonie, conducted by Jean Phillipe Tremblay. Salle Southam Hall, National Arts Centre, Ottawa.


  • October 30, 2011, 3 pm - Edge of the Sky. Sharon Lee, violin; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Victor Cheng, piano. I will also be performing Prokofiev's Third Piano Sonata and my new arrangement of themes based on the Harry Potter franchise for piano, four hands, with Victor Cheng. Heliconian Hall, Toronto.


  • November 4/5/6/10, 2011 (various) - Sea of Blossoms. Toronto Concert Orchestra (tour), conducted by Kerry Stratton. At various locations.


  • November 5, 2011, 8 pm - Eagle's Ascent (world premiere). Mississauga Chamber Music Society, with Les Allt on flute / alto flute / piccolo. Unitarian Congregation, Mississauga.


  • November 12, 2011, 8pm - Great North Overture. Hannaford Silver Street Band. Metropolitan United Church, Toronto.


  • November 13, 2011, 3pm - Sea of Blossoms. Toronto Concert Orchestra (tour), conducted by Kerry Stratton. George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, North York.


  • January 25, 2012, 7pm - Rebirth. Peter Stoll, bass clarinet; Angela Park, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • January 29, 2012, 7pm - Starsail. Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • February 4, 2012, 7pm - Foundation (world premiere). Rachel Mercer, cello; Sneak Peek Orchestra, conducted by Victor Cheng. St. Gabriel's Passionist Church, North York.


  • February 25, 2012, 8pm - Starsail and String Quartet No. 2. Ton Beau String Quartet; Sarah Steeves, cello; Victor Cheng, piano. Gallery 345, Toronto.


  • March 24, 2012 - String Quartet No.2. Ton Beau String Quartet. Victoria Chapel, University of Toronto.


  • March 29, 2012 - 12pm - String Quartet No.2. Ton Beau String Quartet. Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto.


  • April 5, 2012 - Gates of Light. Ensemble Paramirabo. Cafe L'Artère, Montréal.


  • April 12, 2012 - Great North Overture. Hannaford Street Silver Band, conducted by Patrick Sheridan. George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, North Yor.


  • April 28, 2012 - Gates of Light. Ensemble Paramirabo. Lily Pad, Boston.


  • May 5, 2012 - Gates of Light. Ensemble Paramirabo. Chapelle Historique, Montréal.


  • May 5, 2012 - 8pm - Concertante. Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barnum. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.


  • May 20, 2012 Starsail. Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. First Unitarian Church, Hamilton.


  • May 23, 2012 - 12pm String Quartet No.2. Ton Beau String Quartet. St. Stephen in-the-fields Anglican Church, Toronto.


  • July 14, 2012 - 7:30pm - Nocturne and Toccata. Banff Summer Music Faculty, Rolston Hall, Banff Centre (Alberta).


  • August 1, 2012 - 8pm - String Quartet No.2. Ton Beau String Quartet. Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society Music Room, Waterloo.


  • September 9, 2012 - 4pm - String Quartet No.2. Ton Beau String Quartet. Music Garden, Toronto.


  • September 15, 2012 - 7:30 pm - Violin Sonata No.2. Jane Yang, violin; Talisa Blackman, piano. Gallery 345, Toronto.


  • September 16, 2012 - 7:30 pm - Prelude to "A Patchwork Dance Suite". Musica Reflecta, conducted by Anastasia Viktorovna. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Toronto


  • October 9, 2012 - 4:30 pm - Violin Sonata No.2. Jane Yang, violin; Talisa Blackman, piano. St. George Church, Guelph.


  • November 15, 2012 - 8pm - String Quartet No.2. Ton Beau String Quartet. Music Gallery, Toronto.


  • March 20, 2013 - 8pm - Gates of Light. Ensemble Paramirabo. Gallery 345, Toronto.


  • April 14, 2013 - 3pm - The Water of Life. Grace Hong, violin; Orchestra Toronto, conducted by Danielle Lisboa. George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, North York.


  • April 19, 2013 - 7:30pm - Gooby Suite. Sneak Peek Orchestra, conducted by Victor Cheng. St. Gabriel's Passionist Parish, North York.


  • May 3, 2013 - 8pm - String Quartet No. 2. Ton Beau String Quartet. Gallery 345, Toronto.


  • May 5, 2013 - 2pm - Artemis. Kindred Spirits Orchestra, conducted by Kristian Alexander. Markham Theatre, Markham.


  • May 8, 2013 - 6:15 pm - Lecture: "In Pursuit of Meaning: How Mahler Influenced My Compositional Thinking." Presented by the Toronto Mahler Society.


  • May 15, 2013 - 7pm - Artemis. South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, conducted by Debashish Chaudhuri. Otakar Jeremiáš, ?eské Bud?jovice, Czech Republic.


  • June 1, 2013 - 7:30pm - Starsail. Sarah Steeves, cello; Victor Cheng, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • June 12/13, 2013 - 8pm - Treeship. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.


  • June 17, 2013 - Castles in the Sand. Angela Schwarzkopf, harp. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.


  • July 19, 2013 - 7:30pm - Great North Overture. Hannaford Street Silver Band. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, Parry Sound.


  • July 19, 2013 - 7:30pm - Impressions. Hannaford Street Silver Band. Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, Parry Sound.


  • August 8, 2013 - 7pm - Great North Overture. Hannaforfd Street Silver Band. Dominion Chalmers United Church, Ottawa.


  • August 25, 2013 - 4pm - Winds of Change. Sharon Lee, violin; Sybil Shanahan, cello; Rob MacDonald, guitar. Music Garden, Toronto.


  • September 29, 2013 - 2:30pm - Artemis. Niagara Sympony Orchestra, conducted by Bradley Thachuk. Brock Centre for the Arts, St. Catherines.


  • October 18, 2013 - 7:30pm - Sea of Blossoms. International Symphony Orchestra. PH Northern Performing Arts Centre, Port Huron.


  • October 19, 2013 - 7:30pm - Sea of Blossoms. International Symphony Orchestra. Imperial Theatre, Sarnia.


  • October 20, 2013 - 3pm - Impressions. Hannaford Street Silver Band. Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.


  • November 10, 2013 - 2pm - Castles in the Sand. Angela Schwarzkopf, harp. Mazzoleni Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.


  • January 15, 2014 - 8pm - Prelude to Dawn. Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser. Hilldale Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay.


  • January 24, 2014 - 8pm - Joy. Conrad Chow, violin; Sinfonia Toronto, conducted by Nurhan Arman. Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto.


  • January 31, 2014 - 7:30pm - Edge of the Sky. Lynn Kuo, violin; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Adam Zukiewicz, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.

  • March 1, 2014 - 7:30pm - Down the Rivers of the Windfall Light. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.


  • April 23, 2014 - 8pm - Joy. Kathlyn Stevens, violin; Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Cumming. Hilldale Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay.


  • May 17, 2014 - 7:30pm - Edge of the Sky. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (chamber ensemble). Centenary United Church, Hamilton.


  • June 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - Illumination. Victor Cheng, piano; Michelle Colton, percussion; Sneak Peek Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Lau. St. Gabriel's Passionist Parish, North York.


  • July 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - A Dream of Dawn. New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Delgado. Golden Hall of Musikverein, Vienna, Austria.


  • July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - A Dream of Dawn. New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Delgado. Smetana Hall, Prague, Czech Republic.


  • February 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - Foothills of Heaven. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian; with Pat Kreuger, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.


  • February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm - A Dream of Dawn. New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Delgado. Moncton West End Celebration Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada).


  • March 22, 2015 - 2:30pm - Sea of Blossoms. Niagara Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bradley Thachuk. Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Brock University, Niagara.


  • April 6, 2015 - 7:00pm - Starsail. Sarah Jane Johnson, cello; Phil Roberts, piano. D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University, St. John's.


  • April 12, 2015 - 3:00pm - Piano Trio. Mayumi Seiler, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano. Heliconian Hall, Toronto.


  • April 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - Living Miniatures. Blythwood Winds. Music Gallery, Toronto.


  • April 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm - Joy. Sharon Lee, Toronto Concert Orchestra. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto.


  • April 27, 2015 - 7:30pm - Castles in the Sand. Angela Schwarzkopf. St. George the Martyr, Toronto.


  • May 1, 2015 - 8:00 pm - String Quartet No. 3 (remix version). Afiara String Quartet and Scratch Bastid. 918 Bathurst, Toronto.


  • May 2, 2015 - 7:30 pm - River. International Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Bianchi. Imperial Theatre, Sarnia.


  • May 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm - River. International Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Bianchi. McMorran Theatre, Port Huron, Michigan (USA).


  • May 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm - Treeship. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.


  • May 8, 2015 - 8:00 pm - Treeship. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian. Southam Hall, National Arts Centre, Ottawa.


  • May 9, 2015 - 8:00 pm - Treeship. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian. Maison symphonique de Montréal, Montréal.


  • May 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm - Five Fragments. Adam Sherkin. Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto.


  • May 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm - Fountain of Dreams. Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barnum. OSCVI Auditorium, Owen Sound.


  • May 23, 2015 - 8:00 pm - String Quartet No. 3. Afiara String Quartet. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.


  • July 21, 2015 - 8:00 pm - The Water of Life (piano reduction). Lucy Zhang, violin; Victor Cheng, piano. Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Kitchener.


  • November 29, 2015 - 2:30 pm - Heroes and Angels. Niagara Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bradley Thachuk. First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines.


  • March 5, 2016 - 8:00 pm - Concerto Grosso for Orchestra, String Quartet, and Turntables. Afiara String Quartet, Scratch Bastid, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto.


  • April 17, 2016 - 3:00 pm - Concerto for Brass Band. Hannaford Street Silver Band. Jane Mallet Theatre, Toronto.


  • June 4-10, 2016 - Le Petit Prince. National Ballet of Canada. Four Seasons Centre, Toronto.






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