Category Archives: PianoDocs

Docs who have studied piano or are just playing the piano

Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda was superprofessional JazzPianoDoc

Krzysztof Komeda (27 April 1931 – 23 April 1969) — born Krzysztof Trzciński — was a Polish film music composer and jazz pianist. Perhaps best known for his work in film scores, Komeda wrote the scores for Roman Polanski’s films Knife in the Water (1962), Cul-de-sac (1966), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), and Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Komeda’s album Astigmatic (1965) is widely regarded as one of the most important European jazz albums; British critic Stuart Nicholson describes the album as “marking a shift away from the dominant American approach with the emergence of a specific European aesthetic.”[1] Continue reading Krzysztof Komeda

Barry Coutinho

Barry Coutinho is PianoDoc and more…

Dr. Barry Coutinho comes from a musical family. He was deeply inspired by his father who was a family physician and concert pianist. As a teenager he appeared in the final rounds of the UK BBC Young Musician of the Year national piano competition and won many prizes and awards at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Later, he achieved Honors in the Royal College of Music Piano Performing. Continue reading Barry Coutinho

Christopher Shih

Christopher Shih is PianoDoc and more

Physician and pianist Christopher Shih has a remarkable dual career as both full-time practicing physician and actively concertizing pianist. Hailed by the New York Times as “an intelligent and thoughtful musician,” with “effortless performances” and “consummate control,” he has performed in major venues in over a dozen countries around the globe, including France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Taiwan, Canada, and multiple cities in the United States. Continue reading Christopher Shih

Alexander Rozenbaum

Alexander Rozenbaum is BardDoc (Bard music, Pop-Jazz)

Alexander Yakovlevich Rosenbaum PAR (Russian: Александр Яковлевич Розенбаум, Aleksandr Jakovlevič Rozyenbaum) (born September 13, 1951 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian bard from Saint Petersburg. He is best known as an interpreter of the blatnaya pesnya (criminal song) genre. Modern singers in this genre, such as Mikhail Shufutinsky often sing Rosenbaum’s songs. Continue reading Alexander Rozenbaum

Armando Torres

Armando Torres is ComposerDoc and ConductorDoc

Mexican composer, Armando Torres-Gomez, was born on June 11, 1973. Started his musical studies at the age of 6 at the musical initiation program of the Escuela Nacional de Musica (UNAM). Wrote his first composition at the age of seven (duet for baroque flutes) and studied violin with Cruz Rojas. Later on, at the same school, he starts studying composition. Continue reading Armando Torres

UBC Spring Gala

The annual UBC Faculty of Medicine Spring Gala is a tradition that is highly anticipated by UBC’s medical students each year. It is a celebration of our medical school’s artistic talents in music, dance, comedy and more. The 23rd Spring Gala will be hosted at the UBC Chan Center on Saturday March 4, 2017. Continue reading UBC Spring Gala

Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf

Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf is SingingDoc and much more

Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf began to play violin at age 2 ½ with her father Prof. Majid ben Saîf, violinist and conductor.
At age 5 she started her violin career with Mozart’s violin concerto on wrd November 1970. From then on she performed in all major concert halls in the world and won several international competitions. She was taught by Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin.
A long illness discouraged her later that year that her grand-mother -Letabel bin Saîf who was opera singer and pianist- gave her a read record player and a record of Maria Callas. This voice motivated Sathya so much that she promised: “Whenever I get well again I sure become opera singer!”. She kept this promise with great pleasure. Continue reading Sathya Bernhard bin Saîf