About Frank Horvat
"Highly recommended... Will make waves musically. "
– WholeNote Magazine
Aggressive yet introspective, an award-winning and critically acclaimed composer and pianist whose music demonstrates an unpredictable meld of styles that tell deeply personal stories. Influenced by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Bartók, Zappa, Rush, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, metal, Tori Amos and more. Delve deeper...
Recent PostsFrom Oblivion to Hope is Underway!Day 1 of recording with the Odin Quartet went smashingly well! I love the energy of exchanging ideas and making tweaks on the fly in the studio to allow the new music to convey its best self. Thanks to Odin and the Canterbury Music Company staff, it was a great day. In case you missed […]View post
Recent PostsPiano Therapy Virtual Tour FilmingIt was a physically and emotionally absorbing day to film the first phase of the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour. You would think that playing piano pieces on the theme of mental health for many hours in a row would be draining. But I have to say I felt the complete opposite…the experience was most therapeutic […]View post
Recent PostsNEW PROJECT – From Oblivion to HopeI am delighted to share that I will be collaborating on a multi-phase project with the wonderful, Odin Quartet! Our main focus will be to record an album of my various compositions for string quartet. Called “From Oblivion to Hope”, the album will have a serious and pessimistic tone to start. But, as we go […]View post
Recent PostsUPDATE on New Choir CommissionAs I previously announced earlier this Spring, I have been commissioned by the Vancouver Bach Choir to compose a cantata for vocal soloists, chorus and chamber ensemble. This will be a sequel to Music for Self-Isolation. Called ‘Memories of Self-Isolation’, this new work will explore perspectives and challenges faced by a cross-section of society as […]View post
Recent PostsAnnouncing the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour!I’m very happy to announce that a musical project close to my heart has gotten the go-ahead! It’s called the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour, a series of hybrid events featuring the private screening of my soon-to-be produced solo piano concert film where I perform my compositions based on my own challenges and successes battling depression. […]View post
- Vancouver Bach Choir Premieres Cantata
- Nov 12, 2022 - All Day
St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, Vancouver
- Nov 12, 2022 - All Day