Accompanist

Jenna Richards, Piano
BMus, ARCT (Piano; Violin), MPNL

Halifax native Jenna Richards holds associate diplomas in piano and violin from the Royal Conservatory of Music, a BMus in piano performance from the University of Toronto (where she received consecutive Glenn Gould Scholarships, the Fay Hethrington Scholarship, and the Lydia Wong Scholarship), and a master’s degree in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership (MPNL) from Carleton University in Ottawa. Jenna has represented Nova Scotia in national music competitions and attended several prominent academies, including the Centre d’Arts Orford (Quebec), Domaine Forget (Quebec), Adamant Music School (Vermont), Toronto Summer Music Academy, and Mozarteum International Academy (Austria).

Jenna has performed at the Ottawa International Music Festival, Centre d’Arts Orford, Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax), Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival (St. John’s), and Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (Toronto), and in chamber series throughout central and eastern Canada. With the Chagall Trio she was featured in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2013–14 Young People’s Concerts series. She often collaborates with cellist Beth Silver, most recently in Toronto’s Music Mondays and Gift of Music series.

A passionate ambassador for the arts as both a solo and chamber musician, Jenna pursuing a joint career in performance and arts administration. In addition to her busy schedule as a performer and accompanist for two Ottawa choirs, she works independently for the Ottawa Chamber Music Society and the Ottawa Arts Council.