Canadian pianist Dr. Christopher Miranda’s achievements began at an early age, including the American Guild of Music – where he was invited to compete at the North American Age Championship at age 9, the scholarship recipient of the Contemporary Showcase, and the Tom Thomas Scholarship awarded by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He won the Rose Bowl at both the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto and Peel Music Festival, the Mayor’s prize at Yip’s Music Festival, first prize in the Toronto Symphony Piano Competition, TD Canada Trust National Competition, Canadian Music Competitions, was awarded both the Kesri Arts Award and the Emerging Performing Artist Award by the city of Mississauga, and the Professional Musician Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
At the Royal Conservatory of Music, Christopher earned his A.R.C.T. Performer’s Diploma, first class honors with distinction, and is a graduate of the Young Artists (now Phil and Eli Taylor) Performance Academy, where he was an annual scholarship student studying with Marina Geringas. At the University of Toronto, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music Performance degrees, an Advanced Certificate in Performance, won the W.O. Forsyth Memorial top graduating scholarship, and the distinguished Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music studying with Marietta Orlov.
At Yale University, Christopher earned an Artist Diploma on a full scholarship studying with Claude Frank. He then went on to become an Assistant Instructor of Piano at Indiana University while earning the Doctor of Music in Piano and Literature degree on full scholarship, under the tutelage of Menahem Pressler. He was the winner of every University competition including the audience prize, and his students were laureates of international competitions. Christopher has been heard on CBC Radio, CHCH, Bravo!, and CJRT 91.1fm in Canada, and is an artist of the Canzona concert series in Toronto. He continues to serve as an adjudicator across the province, soloist, chamber musician, and guest faculty at universities, schools, and music festivals around the world. Dr. Miranda has a large student roster at home in London, Ontario, and at the #1 People’s choice and Consumer’s choice winnerMississauga School of Music, where his students are scholarship laureates, regional and provincial 1st prize winners, and recipients of the RCM gold medal.