Daisy Leung is making her mark in Toronto as an accomplished collaborative artist whose love for chamber music and collaboration is apparent in her approach. She is employed as a studio collaborative pianist at the University of Toronto and at the Royal Conservatory of Music. For almost 20 years, she has taught piano, history, and theory, and feels fortunate to be able to pass on her love of music to the next generation.
Along with teaching and performing, Daisy has also worked as the assistant to the General Director at Music TORONTO, and as the manager of the Young Artists Performance Academy at The Royal Conservatory of Music. She has also been the Front-of-House Manager at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music for the past 15 years.
After starting piano lessons at the age of five with Betty Wong and then Wolfram Linnebach in Edmonton, she moved to Toronto to complete a degree with piano pedagogue Marietta Orlov, where she completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto. She has been privileged to play for many of today’s leading pianists, such as Jon Kimura Parker, Jane Coop, Marc-André Hamelin, James Parker and William Aide. Through her participation in U of T’s chamber music program and as a collaborative pianist, Daisy has also been afforded the opportunity to be coached by Steven Isserlis, Pamela Frank, Pinchas Zukerman, Jamie Summerville, Laurence Lesser, Sylvia Rosenburg and Jacques Israelievitch.
Daisy has completed further studies at The Banff Centre, The Algonquin Summer Institute, The Aria Summer Music Festival and The Scotia Festival of Music. She has been a recipient of awards and scholarships from institutions including the Canadian Music Competition, Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival, Alberta College and the Royal Conservatory of Music.