Angela Hewitt

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Angela Hewitt, OC, OBE (born July 26, 1958) is a Canadian classical pianist. She holds British nationality through her father, Godfrey, who was the organist and choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario for almost fifty years.


Angela Hewitt began her piano studies at the age of 3 with her mother, performed in public at 4, and won her first scholarship at 5. In addition to the piano, she studied violin with Walter Prystawski, recorder with Wolfgang Grunsky, and ballet with Nesta Toumine in Ottawa. Her first full-length recital was in The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto at the age of 9 where she studied from 1964 to 1973 with Earle Moss and Myrtle Guerrero. She then went on to be the student of French pianist, Jean-Paul Sevilla at the University of Ottawa. She placed first in the Gian Battista Viotti competition in 1978 and also in that year won the piano category of the CBC Talent Festival. She was also a prizewinner in the Bach Competitions of Leipzig (1976) and Washington, DC (1975), the Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1977), the Casagrande Competition in Terni (1976), the Dino Ciani Competition at La Scala in Milan (1980), and the Casadesus Competition in Cleveland (1979). In 1985 her international career was launched when she was awarded First Prize in the Toronto International Bach Piano Competition, a unique event held in memory of Glenn Gould. Part of her win was a recording with Deutsche Grammophon of works by J.S. Bach which was...
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